Bombers keen to bounce back

YALLOURN North hosts former Central Gippsland ladder-leader Mirboo North in a must-win game to get its season back on track.

Mirboo North on the other hand will be keen to bounce back from its third defeat of the season which surrendered the advantage of a top-two position.

The Tigers need their top order of Rob Phoenix, Shane Peters and Jesse Giardina to fire.

In contrast the form of Bombers bats Aidan Vesty, Josh Keyhoe and Callum Polo has been patchy at best, with skipper Patrick Spiteri the only bat scoring consistently.

TRAFALGAR needs to keep winning to stay in finals contention and have a chance to defend the premiership.

The top order bats around star men James Blaser and Rhys Holdsworth; if one of those two musters a big score the rest can supply crucial partnerships.

Jackson Noonan and Todd Mann will be tasked with the key goal of removing Moe captain Andrew Philip, the side’s best bat by a comfortable distance, as runs from the skipper often mean a defendable score.

LATROBE broke the batting shackles last week by chasing down 241 against Moe and this week will need a big result against Jeeralang-Boolarra to reclaim top spot.

Brendan Evans needs wickets to regain his form ahead of finals and the Sharks need more runs from Matt Brewer.

If Mitch Cowell and Tyron Gamage can roll through the Panthers’ middle order then the home side could push for an outright.