Diggers on winning wicket

THE Diggers Cricket Club will have plenty of incentive to continue its winning start to the week when it clashes with Trevallyn in the TCL tomorrow.

On Australia Day the team threw its weight behind a fund-raising event for youngster Zac Dalco and took out the Super-6 competition.

Tomorrow the opposition will be a bit tougher but with new coach Andrew Fitz up against his old side there will be plenty to play for.

Diggers expect to make one change to last week's team with all-rounder Tim Crawford replacing David Swane who is unavailable because of work.

Diggers have plenty of batting at the top of the order with David Tullock, Adam Henderson and Adam Davie all capable of getting quick runs.

Trevallyn's captain-coach Damian Whybrow, in-form batsmen Matty Crocker and Shannon Rumbel pose as the main obstacles for Diggers.

Uni-Mowbray v Legana

Uni-Mowbray expects to have three top players back for tomorrow's clash with Legana.

Coach Richard Austin said brothers Ethan and Zane Brown, along with Damien Martin, would be back in the side.

Austin said ideally he would like to see his team bat first as he had a doubt about Legana's ability to run down a target.

``The game is very important to us given our position on the ladder,'' he said.

Legana was dismissed for less than 100 last week and will need more support for Michael Dunn, who top scored for the team with 33.

Hadspen v ACL

Hadspen captain Tom Walker is predicting a tight game between his side and ACL which last week scored its second win of the season against Diggers.

Walker said Hadspen was presently out of finals contention and was instead setting the foundations for next year.

``Last week we played 14-year-old Casey Brown and in the coming weeks we'll look at a few other youngsters,'' he said.

He said he was looking for a consistent effort from his team tomorrow and ideally Hadspen can be first in and bat out its 40 overs. ACL will again look to Nigel Hurst and Nathan Barry to head up its innings.

Beauty Point v Longford

Coming off a big 171-run win last week, Beauty Point will go into the game against Longford with plenty of confidence.

Top order batsmen Rob Eltringham, Vaughn Rose, Beau Hills and Adam Turner all contributed to the big win over Legana and will go in with plenty of confidence.

Longford is involved in a tight battle to hold fourth place on the ladder and will be looking to Hayden Scott and Anthony Taylor to continue their run of form.

Rob Eltringham bats for Beauty Point last week. Beauty Point plays Longford this weekend. Picture: NEIL RICHARDSON

Rob Eltringham bats for Beauty Point last week. Beauty Point plays Longford this weekend. Picture: NEIL RICHARDSON


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