THE first two-day round of the Sale-Maffra cricket season will begin on Saturday.
With six teams at 1-1 after the two one-day rounds, sides will be looking for some consistent early season form.
Sale, the only undefeated side after opening two one-day rounds, will head west to play Rosedale-Kilmany.
The Swans have been impressive so far, recording big wins over Bundalaguah and Boisdale-Briagolong. Both victories were set-up with strong bowling performances.
The Warriors, who began with victory over Collegians, were upset at home by Bundalaguah last weekend. The Warriors lost wickets at regular intervals, stalling their chase to pass the Bulls’ 155.
COLLEGIANS will host Stratford in a rematch of last season’s grand final.
The Redbacks will be looking to take some revenge for their loss in the premiership decider.
Both have won one match this campaign.
Collegians rebounded from its opening loss to RK to overcome Maffra by 45 runs.
Stratford did well to keep Longford to 111. The problem for the Redbacks was they were only defending 92.
LONGFORD will travel to Bundalaguah, with both sides buoyed by round two victories.
The Bulls overcame Rosedale-Kilmany, a team they have struggled against in recent seasons. Longford did enough to account for Stratford, bowling the Redbacks out for 92 before scoring 9-111.
Both teams, who missed the finals last season, will see this match as an opportunity to highlight any improvement.
LOOKING to post its first win of the season, Boisdale-Briagolong will host Maffra.
After two big losses, the Saints will welcome the beginning of two-day cricket and the extra time to build an innings. The third-placed Eagles are coming off a loss to Collegians.