Raiders on a roll in TDCA

ROUND five of Traralgon and district cricket sets up some mouth-watering clashes.

The big winner from last week was Raiders which jumped to clear top spot on the ladder, while flag favourite Ex Students also had a big weekend.

The Sharks won their round four encounter and catch-up game against Glengarry on Sunday to firmly put themselves in the mix for a coveted top two finish.

With Ex Students and Glengarry both scheduled for another bye to finish the season, the make-up match was a crucial encounter which Ex Students won handily.

Batting first the Sharks made 9/206 after Greg Munro top-scored with 73, while Glengarry could only manage 72 in reply.

Fitzroy Doncaster first grader Lee Stockdale made a surprise trip back to his former club and took 4/9 to help Students to a big win.

THIS is a massive clash with both sides coming off big losses and sitting fourth and fifth on the ladder respectively.

With the home ground advantage Centrals will be hoping Mark Rawson and Jamie Dewell shine on the big stage.

CATS will want to forget its last fortnight and will relish facing an attack sans bogeyman Brad Knowles, who took 14 wickets in last round’s outright loss to Raiders.

FRESH from the bye the Tigers have been in good form and will be keen to cement second spot on the ladder.

Brad Wadlan, Kent Hammond and Rob Darby are all in good touch. The Cobras were down last week, but Brendan Mason, Ben Kearns and Nic Duncan will be looking for big games.

In a big game for both teams, sitting seventh and eighth on the ladder, the loser of the Imperials and Glengarry clash could find itself out of contention. Reigning premier Glengarry scored a convincing win last Saturday but could not back up on the Sunday to set up a precarious position.

Imperials nabbed a good win but need to keep the ball rolling.

AFTER a good win last week Rovers head into this clash full of confidence. Neither of these teams will play finals but Rovers have the opportunity to shape the four.

Pete Ingwersen and Nilla Thillekarathna head the batting, while Anthony Wilkes is in good form.

Giants of the competition Ex Students take on the minnows Traralgon West in what could be a boilover. The Sharks are in super touch and will be looking for outright points.