THE coloured clothes will be out again in round two of the Traralgon and District Cricket season as the serious action begins with 45-over white ball games.
Match of the round will see undefeated sides Ex Students and Raiders collide after both recorded strong wins in the Twenty20 format last week.
The Sharks will be strengthened by the return of captain Michael Warne whose spin will be vital in this clash.
Students opener Greg Munro is the key player again at the top of the order after scoring heavily last week and will be called upon for more of the same.
Raiders had a comfortable win last week, but will face tougher opposition in this game.
The side boasts some serious talent and will look to Mick Higgins, Jason Macfarlane and Matt Dyke to make runs.
– Ex Students should scrape in at home.
Centrals v Toongabbie
Centrals face off against Toongabbie and will be eager to get an early win.
Dylan Freitag will be keen to bounce back for Centrals after an indifferent start to the year, while the batsmen need to settle in and get a score of 150 plus so Mark Fenech and Corey Pollard will have something to bowl at. After a shock win last week Toongabbie will be super confident of making it two in a row.
Rob Wheildon, Matt Golding and Josh Sandy will be vital to their chances.
– Centrals to win at home.
Traralgon West v Gormandale
Traralgon West will be keen to kick its season off with an upset win over the reigning premiers Gormandale.
The West has trained hard and will look to Jon Bell, Tim Fitch and Brenton Howe to carry their hopes.
A loss last week will put the Tigers in the mood to make amends.
Kent Hammond and Al Jenkin must make the bulk of the runs for the Tigers to have a chance.
– Gormandale to win.
CATS v Churchill
CATS will host Churchill in a crucial game for both sides.
Both first round losers, the winner of this game could sneak a slight advantage on the other.
Barney Webber and Dan Nichols must score heavily for CATS, while Nick Duncan will be hoping for a bit more help this week after making almost half the Cobras’ runs in round one.
John Keighran and Ben Kearns will be called upon to perform.
– Churchill to win in a close game.
Imperials v Glengarry
The final match of the round sees Imperials host Glengarry.
After a shock loss, Imps will be eager to cause an upset over the early season flag favourites.
A better batting performance will be needed and Daniel Hamilton and Brett Chapman are the men most likely.
Glengarry has an abundance of talent to exploit and the form of young guns Ben Julin and Hayden Ross-Schultz is pivotal to its chances.
– Glengarry to win.
Ex Students v MTY Raiders – Traralgon Rec Res
Centrals v Toongabbie – Apex Park, Traralgon
Traralgon West v Gormandale – St. Pauls College
CATS v Churchill – John Black Oval, Traralgon
Imperials v Glengarry – Catterick Reserve
Rovers has the bye