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Action-packed round of matches

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December 01, 2017

Give it a little whack is what Anthony McMahon will be out to do for Moama this weekend when it takes on Rochester United.

Blockbusters will be played in every part of the region during round eight of Goulburn Murray Cricket.

Tongala and Cooma have a valuable chance to further their hold inside the top four as both sides sit on 60 points, two wins above Kyabram Fire Brigade in fifth spot.

Tongala’s Adam Nunn will enjoy the test, brimming with confidence after taking four wickets against the Flames in his best figures for the year.

Teammate Jamie Garde will also thrive following consistent economical performances across the season as Cooma looks forward to the big challenge.

The third-placed side easily accounted for Echuca South, but its posting of 252 is unlikely to be easily replicated against the Blues.

A top-two clash between Rochester United and Moama just adds to the round of enthralling contests.

United is yet to let drop a match as last year’s premier avidly marches towards another minor premiership.

But Moama has other plans with a strong batting line-up headed by Jordan McGregor, Anthony McMahon and all-rounder Ben Docking making it one of the few sides able to match United’s might.

The Flames travel to Echuca and Fire Brigade will be hoping to do exactly what Rochester United achieved last weekend.

United annihilated Echuca’s top-order batsmen, leaving them in all sorts of trouble at 4-43 and never able to recover.

The Flames have every chance of achieving the same feat, still taking eight wickets as Tongala worked to achieve the 131 needed last weekend.

But the 130 posted marks Kyabram’s lowest score of the season leaving Echuca plenty of work to do as it aims to pip the Flames who occupy the spot above it.

Stanhope has the chance to record back-to-back wins for the first time this season having stalled Bamawm-Lockington United’s top order.

Moving on to Rochester Tigers, the Lions need Alex Heaton and Nav Gill to back up with another strong performance in the first of Stanhope’s two-day games for the year.

Echuca South and Bamawm-Lockington each have an opportunity to grind out a win when they meet on the border.

With just one victory between the pair, they lock horns in Echuca in a match that could well decide who will claim the wooden spoon.

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