THE last of the scheduled one day games before Christmas gets underway this weekend with Glengarry and Ex Students sharing top spot after dominating their first two fixtures.
Toongabbie v CATS
TOONGABBIE will look forward to its first home game of 2014 in what is shaping as a close encounter with CATS.
Skipper Matt Golding is vital to the home side’s chances as he leads a young side into battle.
After a morale boosting win last week, CATS will be eager to continue the trend.
Barney Webber struck form and his time at the crease will be pivotal if CATS are to record a good total.
Ryan Foulkes and Brad Foster will need to bowl well.
– CATS to win
Raiders v Imperials
A big loss to Ex Students last week means Yinnar will be keen to atone in its first home game.
Mick Higgins and Matt Dyke will be needed to score big runs for Alex Lawson and Kurt Holt to bowl at.
Imperials go into round three in an already dire situation.
After recruiting more than any club the Devils would be seething having dropped their opening two games, and a loss here would pile pressure on their finals aspirations.
Luke Henderson must turn his side’s fortunes around and gun recruit Daniel Hamilton needs to produce for Imperials to win.
– Raiders to win.
Centrals v Traralgon West
CENTRALS go into this clash with cross town rival Traralgon West full of confidence after a massive win last week.
Dylan Freitag showed his resilience and along with Dean Rode and Jamie Hall, will be looking for a good total.
Corey Pollard and Marc Fenech are hard to score off and will bowl tight lines.
The West would be disappointed with their performance last week, but they had a task against the reigning premier.
The Eagles should go into this game with a nothing-to-lose attitude.
Jon Bell and Tim Fitch must turn their starts into a big score for them to be a chance.
– Centrals to win.
Churchill v Glengarry
THE Cobras face an in-form Glengarry in a vital clash for Churchill.
Already two-zip the home team will be looking for John Keighran and Nick Duncan to make big scores.
The Pies are on top of the ladder and in great early season form with Jarrod Allan, Ryan Delaney and Tim Spotswood all playing well.
– Glengarry to win
Gormandale v Rovers
THE Tigers at home will be keen to keep last week’s momentum going.
The bowlers were great with Adam Brady, Kent Hammond and Chris Bell all performing.
The batsmen hit out for 30 overs before declaring with Travis Switzer and Al Jenkin both middling their share.
After the bye last week Rovers will return quietly confident of upsetting the home team.
Todd Mann is in good form and holds the key in this clash.
Peter Ingwersen and Nilla Thillekarathna are both immensely talented and along with young guns Stefan Sbaglia and Dougal Williams, Rovers is a new look side on the march.
– Gormandale to win.