Cobras to take sting out of Raiders

With four rounds remaining the Traralgon and District Cricket Association season is alive with excitement as the final one day game for the year kicks off round 10.

Only 12 points separates second to fifth, so teams will be full of confidence for the upcoming games.

In the match of the round fifth-placed Raiders takes on second-placed Churchill.

The Cobras have been the surprise packet and continue to win.

Over the past month Churchill has recruited Dan McKenna, Brad Wright has returned to the club, while Dillon Leys has strengthened the bowling.

The trio’s inclusion has put the Cobras on track for a top two finish.

Ben Kearns is 236 runs off the league record and has had a standout year.

Brad Knowles has set Raiders for finals this season and he will be desperate to win this game at home.

Mick Higgins is having a solid year and Leigh Jensen has performed well.

? Churchill to win.

Toongabbie v Glengarry

Seventh-placed Toongabbie cannot make finals but will be keen to stop Glengarry’s hot form.

Toongabbie’s batting has been ordinary with only Matt Golding having a good year with 269 runs to date, however no-one else has hit more than 200.

This is the reason Toongabbie finds itself in such a poor position.

On the other hand Glengarry has an even spread of players doing the job every week with bat and ball.

Ben Julin, Steve Wright and Frank Marks are bowling well, while Hayden Ross Schultz and Sam Marks are batting in good form.

? Glengarry should win.

Traralgon West v CATS

Pride will be at stake when these two clash in a 10th versus 11th encounter.

Traralgon West and CATS have had forgettable seasons and will be keen to get a win.

John Bell and Corey Rogers will be out to perform well for the West, while a big innings from Barney Webber will lift CATS.

? CATS to win.

Centrals v Rovers

Centrals in 6th with 21 points will be out to end Rovers’ party who are 9th on 16 points.

Jarrod Allan and Corey Pollard lead the way for Centrals, while Peter Ingwersen, Simon Duff and Todd Mann will hope for continued good form for Rovers.

? Centrals to win.

Ex Students v Imperials

The Sharks are marching and unfortunately for Imperials, who are celebrating a reunion, it will not be a winning day.

Without captain Lee Stockdale last week they were still too good and certainly seem to be headed for another top season.

Greg Munro and Rick Battista held the batting together, while Rob Voss bowled well.

Alex Butler is having a great season for Imperials and if he can make another big score they will be competitive.

? Ex Students to win.