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Third round has plenty at stake with the final approaching

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January 25, 2018

Victorian Bushranger Ryan Sidebottom will line-up for Northerners against Numurkah tonight.

The bash and crash of Cricket Shepparton’s Twenty20 competition continues tonight.

Once again it will only be the A-grade tournament with any action this week, with lower grade matches set to return next Thursday.

Aside from the anticipation surrounding former state cricketer Jayde Herrick’s impending debut at Kyabram Recreation Reserve, there is still plenty of excitement in the other round three clashes.

Shepparton United and Old Students go head-to-head in the other western division fixture, while Tatura has the bye.

The Students will be keen to put another win on the board to remain hot on the heels of the Cats and Redbacks, but United is fresh from a bye and will be ready and raring to go.

The north central section features its own former Victorian Bushranger of course, with Northerners paceman Ryan Sidebottom not required for his Country Cricket side until next month.

Before last week’s bye, Sidebottom was instrumental in the Jets’ victory against Karramomus, taking three wickets and second top-scoring with 28 not out.

Tonight the Northerners travel to Numurkah, who also has one victory but from two outings.

Whichever team manages to win tonight will join Katandra on two wins for the campaign, with the Eagles putting their feet up this round.

The final clash of the competition pits winless pair Central Park-St Brendan’s and Karramomus against each other.

After drawing on the services of former stars Brayden McGregor (Moama) and Tom Chalkley (Carlton), the Tigers were only just pipped against Katandra last round.

The Bloods struggled against a strong Numurkah bowling attack with just Adam Bovell and Luke Sibley reaching solid scores.

Karramomus will be keen to build upon last week’s attempt and knock Andrew Cowen, Chalkley or McGregor off early to put it in the best place for a win.

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