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Rochy derby to honour Dingwall

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November 10, 2017

Layton McCann of Moama hits out against Echuca South.

It will be an all Rochester affair this weekend in Goulburn Murray Cricket as the two Campaspe Shire clubs face off to again honour a legend.

United will be hoping to keep its perfect 5-0 record in tact and if it does it will claim honours in the annual Dinger’s Day, celebrating Tigers player Matthew Dingwall, who died in 2011.

United has been ominous this season with bat and ball and that is partly due to the form of Jordan Garrett and Mark McFarlane.

Garrett has the second best batting average in the competition behind only Layton McCann, with 241 runs this season from five games, while Tiger Adam Ward has the next best average at 41.

Ward and McFarlane have taken a competition-high 11 wickets this season from five matches, with the former’s economy is just better by 2.93.

McCann will be aiming to guide Moama to a victory against rivals Echuca in a battle between second and third.

Moama has only lost the one game this season and after six rounds, it will hope to cement a two game gap on its border rival.

Echuca’s last victory came in round three against Echuca South and since then it has drawn with Bamawm-Lockington United before losing to the Tigers last week.

Kyabram Fire Brigade will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak when it travels to face Stanhope.

Fire Brigade has struggled despite sitting in fourth position and a win this weekend against eighth-placed Stanhope could springboard the visitors into fourth.

Echuca South is still looking to register its first win of the season when it travels to take on Tongala.

The Blues are four places and three wins better off than their cellar-dweller opponent and a win this weekend could even shift them into top four calculations.

Much like South, BLU is still without a win and despite its draw earlier this campaign, a win against fifth-placed Cooma could really kick start its season.

However, that will be no easy feat with Cooma having won its past two games while bowling out Stanhope and Fire Brigade in the process.

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