MORWELL will be keen to carry momentum garnered from their white ball success when two-day matches begin this weekend, having dropped to fourth place on the ladder.
A strong showing from their batsmen will be the key but ultimately their fate rests in the hands of the bowlers.
Rhys Holdsworth has been in fantastic form for Trafalgar so far and, with Aiden George starting to find his feet, the Tigers’ attack will need to find a way through them and target weaknesses elsewhere in the lineup.
Trafalgar has struggled so far and sits sixth with everything being left up to the captain so far.
Thorpdale narrowly missed out on a win last round against Latrobe but, coming into the longer form, will be wary of being dismissed for low totals.
Their most consistent batsman so far has been old hand Harvey Poole, while both Conradie brothers Henk and Schalke have shown glimpses of their talent.
The trio must repel the prolific Yallourn North bowling attack, spearheaded by Lucas Fry and Rowan Kelly. Yallourn North’s batsmen have struggled to post big totals, but with both Andrew Petrou and Patrick Spiteri amongst the runs in recent weeks, as well as Josh Keyhoe’s unbeaten century in second grade last round, captain Glen Sheekey will expect a much better score from his top order.
Thorpdale’s bowling has been lacklustre so far, but is brimming with raw talent.
The Latrobe and Mirboo North clash will be played over the following weekend due to wholesale unavailabilites.