COLLEGIANS needs 148 more runs to defeat Bundalaguah during round four of Sale-Maffra cricket.
The home side will resume the match at 2-27 in reply the Bulls’ 174. Ben Hurley and Matt Siddall will be at the crease, with Stuart Anderson, Mark Nicholls and Jack Tatterson to come.
Bundalaguah was able to take two crucial wickets late on day one, and one or two more early tomorrow will put Collegians under pressure.
Andrew McKenzie has already claimed a Collegians wicket, taking his season tally to seven for the Bulls.
BOISDALE-BRIAGOLONG has the round’s biggest chase after Longford scored 7-332.
The Saints batted well against Maffra the previous round, and will need to do it again tomorrow. Mitch Leeds scored 62 against the Eagles, but is not taking part in this match.
The Lizards are looking for their third consecutive victory, and first at home this season. In those two wins, the Lizards bowled Stratford out for 92 and Bundalaguah for 130.
MAFFRA will begin its reply to Sale’s 287.
The chase should not be daunting for the Eagles, who in the previous round made a good fist of their reply to Boisdale-Briagolong’s 242, getting within 47 runs with 21 over remaining before play was abandoned.
Brett Lanigan and Daniel Bedggood have begun the season well with the bat.
Hayden Glover will be looking to make early breakthroughs for the Swans.
STRATFORD will resume its match against Rosedale-Kilmany on 1-8, needing another 165 runs to win.
With a victory to move the Redbacks level on points with the Warriors, Cormac Hassett and Sam Anstee to continue their innings.
Anthony and Brad Scott could be RK’s keys to victory with the ball.