Coro Cougars have picked up their second win of the season after picking up a surprise win over Exies on Saturday evening.
After winning the toss and electing to bat Coro would have been hoping to take the fight to Exies however the task was made difficult with early wickets falling.
Connor Bock (3/20 did the damage for Exies as he picked up the wickets of Mitchell Williams-Hedges (8), Rob Rand (8) and Tim Rand (6) in the space in the space of three overs before Andrew Arnold picked up the wicket of Dean Bennett (5) to see Coro struggling on 4/34 after 10.2 overs.
With plenty of overs left, Jamie Bennett and William Kennedy put their heads down and looked to get their side back on track.
Over the course of the next 14 overs, the pairing was able to get their side into three figures thanks to a 72-run partnership before Kennedy (12) was dismissed by Arnold.
The Cougars lost another two in quick succession as Lucas Conlan (0), and Kyle Bennett (0) fell to the bowling of Arnold, but Bennett was able to keep the score ticking over.
The veteran alongside Damien Walker was able to add 36-runs for the seventh wicket before Jamie Winkler picked up Bennett (82) and Shane Hutchison (3) while Arnold finished his five-wicket haul with the dismissal of Walker (21) to see the Cougars finish on 166 after 39.4 overs.
Exies were able to make a solid start with Phil and Craig Burge getting their side to 27 runs before Phil (5) fell to the bowling of Lucas Conlan (1/22) while Alex Flood picked up Craig Burge (14) and Marc Tucker (5) to have Exies on 3/38 after 12.3 overs.
Winkler and Lyle Campbell looked to be getting their side back on target with a 32-run partnership, but once Campbell (11) fell to the bowling of Flood, it spelled the end for Exies.
Flood (5/22) was on a hat-trick with Duane Ashcroft (1) and Joel Mulder (0) before Connor Bock saw off the hat-trick delivery while Hutchinson was in a similar position when he picked up the wicket of Winkler (24) and Jacob Breed (0) before Josh Davis (0) saw off the hat-trick delivery but fell the next ball.
When Arnold (3) fell to Hutchinson (4/16) with the score 85, it secured an 81-run win for the Cougars which sees them jump into fourth place.