Top four beckons



WITH spots in the top four up for grabs on day two of round seven, sides enter the last Saturday of Traralgon and District Cricket in 2014 eager for points before the break to set up a finals berth.

Rovers v Centrals

Rovers finds itself in deep trouble in its clash with Centrals.

A disappointing effort with the bat, which yielded a total of 149, puts Rovers in real danger of losing this game.

Centrals resume at 1/51 needing 98 to win with nine wickets in hand.

With Steve Hazelman 36* and Dylan Freitag 15* still in and a host of in-form batsmen to come Centrals should get the runs easily and go into Christmas nestled in the top four.

Glengarry v Toongabbie

TOP of the table Glengarry has 255 on the board and Toongabbie in all sorts at 4/18 with an outright result in the offing.

Toongabbie needs to dig in and attempt to bat for 80 overs.

The Rams can scarcely hope to win the game but must ensure they do not get bowled out a second time.

Already Ryan Delaney has three wickets and with the pitch conducive to spin could be a real headache.

Churchill v Raiders

Churchill has 389 on the board and starts a red hot favourite to win its first game for the year.

While their bowling has not been great the Cobras should have enough depth to contain Raiders. Brad Knowles will need a huge century along with help from Liam Maynard and Mick Higgins for Raiders to even come close.

Ex Students v Imperials

The Sharks’ score of 9/258 should be well beyond Imperials. Ex Students at home and with Andy Mathews and Rob Voss in the mix will almost certainly be too potent for a struggling Imperials batting line up.

Daniel Hamilton and Brett Chapman will need big scores for the visitors to survive the day.

CATS v Traralgon West

WITH first innings points already in the bank CATS will declare quickly and search for an outright win to put itself back into final four calculations.

Traralgon West needs to dig in when batting a second time to thwart the CATS attack.