ROUND eight of Traralgon and District Cricket Association competition will be the final game for 2012 as players pad up for the second batch of twenty20 games.
With ladder positions up for grabs teams will be hungry to get a win this week and keep themselves in the mix for a final four spot.
Cracking action is guaranteed with some blockbuster games forecast.
Glengarry v Toongabbie
IN a huge clash Toongabbie in third spot will be keen to keep its winning form going.
Tom Shippen has been in superb form and the all rounder will be supported by Jason Veneman and Daniel Lang.
Glengarry is in fourth spot and needs to win this game.
Paul Henry and Frank Marks were brilliant last week while Steve Wright is bowling well.
Glengarry to win in a close game.
CATS v Gormandale
LAST year’s grand finalists clash again and CATS will look to utilise its home ground advantage.
Dan Nichols and Brett Chapman have been in good form while Conner Sloyan continues to impress with the ball.
The Tigers too are playing well; Adrian Burgiel is averaging 86, while Grantley and Travis Switzer are both performing with the willow.
CATS to win at home.
Raiders v Churchill
RAIDERS has to win this game to keep its final four chances alive.
Brad Knowles has been in great touch but needs more support from his teammates.
Churchill will struggle to play finals cricket this season but will be eager to shape the four and keep their outside chance alive.
Much will depend on skipper John Keighran, while Tim Dye struck the ball well last week.
Churchill to win in an upset.
Centrals v Traralgon West
BRAGGING rights are up for grabs in this battle.
Centrals has been disappointing of late and has a big job in front of them to play finals.
Mark Rawson and Steve Hazelman are vital to the team’s fortunes with the bat, while Mark Fenech leads the bowling attack.
Traralgon West will be keen to get off the bottom of the ladder and Jon Bell’s form is ominous.
Shaun Falla is a young player on the rise and has had a good year.
Centrals to win at home.
Ex Students v Imperials
THE Sharks are in great form and will be on a mission to keep their top two spot.
Lee Stockdale, Barney Webber and Rob Voss lead a powerful team.
Imps have struggled of late and Danny Hegarty and Luke Owen need to score big scores.
With so much at stake the Sharks will win well.