Tigers find themselves in a tough position to defend

AFTER a season of dominance with the willow, Mirboo North’s chances of netting a top spot on the Energy Australia Yallourn Cup ladder now rest in the hands of its bowling attack.

Defending a paltry 160, the Tigers have only themselves to blame for their position.

They were given a great start with the ball by Liam Smit but a dropped catch allowed Moe to take command.

The Lions can look at first or second spot on the ladder should they get the runs, and will hope Latrobe can haul in Morwell’s total.

The Tigers must remove Rob Phoenix and Andrew Philip early to have any chance, but will also have Tom Long to deal with.

Latrobe has a chance to get first innings points against Morwell when they resume at 0/18 chasing 181.

Like Mirboo North, the Morwell Tigers face a big task to remove in form batsmen Kaushik Aphale and Anthony Bloomfield and Rob McKinley is due to get runs.

Yallourn North already has first innings points on the board and will be keen to press for an outright against Trafalgar.

A sporting declaration by the Bombers breathed new life into a match that was shaping as a glorified net session.

The five overs at Trafalgar in the second innings did not give the Bombers the early wicket they had hoped for.

The Ships have all second innings wickets in hand but may need to bat until tea to give itself a chance to bowl the Bombers out.