Trevallyn in fine form heading into big clash

Trevallyn captain-coach Damian Whybrow is returning from injury.
Trevallyn captain-coach Damian Whybrow is returning from injury.

TREVALLYN will welcome back its captain-coach Damian Whybrow from injury as it prepares for a big game against Legana in TCL A-grade tomorrow.

Trevallyn has answered every challenge so far and Whybrow said he was rapt with a good win over Hadspen last week after playing the Twenty20 final in the same week.

He said his side would need to be at the top of its game to beat the Durhams.

"Legana are never easy- beats and it is always a good contest between us and them," he said.

"Shannon Rumbel and Matty Cocker have been in good form with the bat and Brett Martin and Adam Bourke are bowling well."

Dale McNulty will miss, with Andrew House his replacement.

Legana captain-coach Andrew Gower said his team was building and keen for the challenge.

"We have to be at our best to get anywhere near them but I'm pretty confident we can give them a run," he said.

The Durhams will be unchanged.

UNI-MOWBRAY will be looking for a win against Longford at University Oval after three straight losses.

Captain Richard Austin said his side faced another challenging game but was starting to get some consistency back in its batting despite struggling to get a settled team on the park.

"It should be a tight tussle but one we need to win [to] boost our chances of making finals," he said.

Matt Devlin could return along with Jack Whelan who did not play last week.

LONGFORD will look for a win to celebrate milestone games of two club stalwarts in Ashley Holloway, who will play his 500th club game, and Phil Dodd his 250th.

Captain-coach Aiden Hume said his side had chances to beat Legana last week but dropped catches and poor bowling at the end proved costly.

Hume said the Tigers were out of finals contention but wanted to finish the season on a high note and blood some younger players for next season.

Ben Dodd will miss with work.

BEAUTY POINT hosts Diggers with captain-coach Stuart Prewer saying his bowlers were performing well and its batsmen were starting to make runs as it builds towards the finals over the next few weeks.

He rated Diggers a dangerous side and said it could not afford to be complacent.

It regains Scott Graham this week but will be without Kyron Ebdon.

DIGGERS captain-coach Brent Kettle said his side had trained well after a win against Uni-Mowbray last week and expected to be competitive against Beauty Point.

The loss of vice-captain Adam Henderson through injury will be hard to cover.

"Mark Sowden has been in excellent form with the ball and we will need another big effort from him if we are to counter Beauty Point's strong batting line- up," Kettle said.

HADSPEN takes on ACL with captain Anton Balym confident of a victory on its home ground.

He described it as a crucial game for the Chieftains who need to win as they continue to battle for a top- four spot.

Jason Brown should return this week.


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