By TYRON BRAMWELL
ROUND 5 of the Traralgon and District Cricket Association features these matches.
Ex Students v Yarram and District
IN what will be the biggest match-up of the season so far, the dominant Ex Students take on Yarram and District.
Both sides, coming off sizeable wins last round, will look to keep their winning streak alive. But this won’t be done easily by either side, as both have a quality batting and bowling line-up.
Lee Stockdale is in some great form for Ex Students, and will be hard to get out this week, and his opening partner Matt Dyke will look to make his first big score of the season after having two starts this season and not going on.
Yarram will have quality batsmen Daniel O’Keefe, Dylan Rash and Anthony Scott, and a strong
bowling attack of Jarryd Swift and Kelly Griffiths which will make scoring runs hard for
This is going to make for a quality game of cricket this weekend.
One to watch: Anthony Scott, who is on fire with the bat so far this season.
Prediction: Too close to call. Will come down to the wire.
Gormandale v Imperials
Gormandale will be fired up this round, chasing their first win for the season, but this won’t be done easily against Imperials, who will put up a good fight.
Imperials, after getting a thumping by Yarram and District last week will be hurting, but this may be the fuel needed as they look to bounce back.
Imperials will need to post a good score to be able to have a chance, as the class batting of Chris Lehner and Nat Campbell for Gormandale will not make life easy.
Ryan Morley will need to step up and make a good score so Imperials have a player to bat around. Campbell will be fired up to play against his old team and will definitely want to take home a win this weekend, giving Gormandale their first win for the season.
One to watch: Nat Campbell in action for Gormandale coming up against his old club.
Prediction: Gormandale having the home ground advantage will prove too strong for Imperials.
Toongabbie v Glengarry
TOONGABBIE will be eager to recover after their loss last round, but Glengarry will not make this easy for them.
Toongabbie only made 128 against Ex Students in the previous game and will need to up that to 180 or more against the experienced team of Glengarry if they are going to have a chance at taking home a win.
Glengarry will be fired up and hunting for their third win of the season and will also take mental notes from last week where they almost lost to Rovers and batted too slow during the middle overs.
Al Jenkin and Frank Marks, both coming off 40s will be looking at turning those into 50 plus runs this week.
But the quality left arm quick bowling of Toongabbie’s Keenan Hughes, and young gun spinner Matt Barry will make scoring runs hard for Glengarry.
One to watch: Frank Marks is in some form and will be one to watch with bat in hand.
Prediction: Glengarry in a close one.