Warriors, Bulls resume battle

ROSEDALE-Kilmany and Bundalaguah will resume their battle for top spot, with both sides presented a challenge to take the points.

Bundalaguah will resume on 1-4 still requiring 221 runs for victory, but with plenty of batting to come, the Bulls are capable of pulling off the chase.

Jason Langshaw and Sam Bedggood return to the line-up to add batting strength, while the Warriors will be hoping to snare in-form Nathan Massey and Matt Dowsett early.

Despite the fact it would have preferred using Mark Donald as a bowler this week, Bundalaguah will bat deep and the Warriors will need to take wickets at regular intervals.

Coming off another century, Brad Scott will lead the bowling and hope to finish the game with a good double, while off-spinner Jack Robinson could also be key.

MAFFRA captain Brett Lanigan will look to combine with Josh Rurawhe for a big partnership to set the Eagles on their way against Collegians.

With a talented middle order to follow, the pair will resume with another 150 runs required with nine wickets in hand.

Collegians will feel its 177 will be enough to defend if they can break the Lanigan and Rurawhe partnership early.

Mark Nicholls has the first wicket to fall, and will again look to lead the way for his young side.

STRATFORD will look to turn its fortunes around and chase down Sale’s 202.

Now 12 points outside the top four, the Redbacks will be hoping for an important victory to bridge the gap to its rivals.

Boasting a strong batting line-up, the Redbacks will give themselves every chance if they can bat out the 80 overs.

Countering this, Sale boast plenty of options with the ball, with Nico Watt set to come into the side to bowl his leg spin to complement the seam options at captain Ian Wrigglesworth’s disposal.

The lure of a top four spot will be added motivation for the home side to take 10 wickets.

BOISDALE-Briagolong are well-placed to take victory over Sale City, but could run out of time to get maximum points.

Racing to 7-223 from 54 overs last week, the Saints declared to leave 106 overs in the match to back themselves to bowl the Lizards out twice.

But Sale City have remained defiant, losing just the two wickets from 27 overs. David Pachl and Jarryd Floyd will resume, looking to spend a long time in the middle.

With a balanced bowling attack, the Saints will turn their attention on claiming eight Lizard wickets and then reassess any bid for maximum points.