Sport

Blues on a mission

by
January 12, 2018

Tongala will try and topple Moama in the one-day arena as the Blues look to earn a spot in the top-four.

Tongala will try and topple Moama in the one-day arena as the Blues look to earn a spot in the top-four.

With Goulburn Murray Cricket’s matches turned into shortened games following the cancellation of day one last week, more reasonable weather conditions are forecast.

Tongala is yet to be tested in the longer format this season, after an earlier game against Kyabram Fire Brigade was shortened due to rain.

The Blues will not want to reflect on their first match against Moama earlier in the season.

Ryan Kay top scored with just 10 runs and was the only Tongala player to reach double figures.

But at times the side has shown its ability to bunker down and spend valuable time at the crease.

Darin Ohlsen has led the way in this regard, doing his utmost to make sure Tongala can face the entirety of its 45 overs.

He withstood 100 balls against Stanhope while scoring 59 against Rochester Tigers to be an opener that sets up the innings for his side.

But Moama has claimed 78 wickets this season, ranked second behind only Rochester United, which will have the Blues prepared for a tough time in the middle

At the very least Tongala needs to produce a performance that keeps the Flames and Cooma aware that their spot in the top four is far from safe.

Cooma hosts the Tigers and should be able to use the match as an opportunity to gain valuable points, while Fire Brigade is poised to cruise past Echuca South.

Shannon O’Brien claimed a five-wicket haul when the sides first met this season and is every chance of tearing through South’s batting order again.

Rochester United will ease back into competition against Bamawm-Lockington United, while in contrast Echuca and Stanhope’s contest should go down to the wire.

By
More in Sport
Login Sign Up

Dummy text