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Yze wary of Bloods’ batting line-up as Tigers defend 337

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January 13, 2017

Central Park captain Ramadan Yze believed the Tigers needed to be focused from the outset as Karramomus had a number of quality batsman.

Central Park-St Brendan’s will be hoping their score of 337 will be enough to account for Karramomus at Vibert Reserve tomorrow.

Six-time Lightfoot medallist Chris Keady stole the show with yet another five-wicket haul in the Haisman Shield clash, but it was not enough as the Tigers posted an imposing total.

Keady tore through the Tigers’ top order, claiming three of the first four wickets, but an impressive 77 from Brayden McGregor and a calming knock from number six Rhiley Lau gave the Tigers the edge leading into the second day.

Central Park captain Ramadan Yze believed the Tigers needed to be focused from the outset as Karramomus had a number of quality batsman.

‘‘They have a very dangerous batting line-up with Jason Ibbotson, Chris Keady and Paul Trevaskis, so we need to be focused from the get go in order to get the job done,’’ Yze said.

Yze said on a good batting wicket anything was possible.

‘‘We were able to get a decent score last week, so why can’t they?,’’ Yze said.

Tigers young guns Josh Larkin and Alistair McCann are expected to field tomorrow after a week away representing Northern Rivers in the under-18 Victorian championships.

‘‘They are both good young cricketers and as far as I know they should be right, barring any injuries,’’ Yze said.

With only four games left in the regular season and a finals spot on the line, Karramomus will be in desperate search of a victory at home.

The Bloods are sitting in seventh position and could potentially drop to eighth if results don’t go their way, while the Tigers will hope to make it seven straight wins at the top of the table.

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