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Barooga has fight to stay in pole position for minor flag

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February 03, 2017

Luke Carter set the tone for Nathalia after a slow start.

The Murray Valley Cricket Association minor premiership could go down to the wire with only two rounds to go following tomorrow’s conclusion of round 13.

Third-placed Nathalia will be looking to close the gap on top side Barooga after setting a total of 242 to chase.

Luke Carter (65) and Luke Quinn (63) set the tone for Nathalia after a slow start.

Barooga sits a game clear of Nathalia, but could lose top position to rivals Cobram if results do not fall its way.

Across the river, Cobram has already outscored Katunga at the showgrounds after sending the visitors in to bat first.

Katunga was dismissed in just 34.4 overs for 86, while the home side is well ahead at 2-104 off 45 overs.

Adam Wiffen (42) and Izac Artavilla (32) will return to the crease looking for big scores.

In a battle of fifth versus sixth, the higher placed Deniliquin Rhinos look to be in trouble against Katamatite.

The Rhinos won the toss and elected to bat first away from home, but that decision could come back to haunt them after they were bowled out for 122.

With the game in the balance, Katamatite needs 52 more runs to win tomorrow when resuming at 7-71.

Meanwhile, Waaia has also secured first innings points after surpassing Cobram-Yarroweyah United’s total of 96.

Waaia will resume at 2-154 and will no doubt try its luck at an outright win.

Michael Mitchell and Jordan Cleeland will return to the crease this weekend on 43 and 37, respectively.

Bottom side Finley has the bye.

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