Former KDCA sides Kyabram Fire Brigade and Tongala will meet for the Goulburn Murray Cricket premiership this weekend at Moama.March 14, 2014 11:35am
Former KDCA sides Kyabram Fire Brigade and Tongala will meet for the Goulburn Murray Cricket premiership this weekend at Moama after eventful preliminary final wins on the weekend.
Tongala caused the upset of the season after knocking over minor premier and previously unbeaten Rochester Tigers at Rochester.
Kyabram Fire Brigade booked its spot in the premiership showdown with an easy win over Echuca, a side that had lost only one game — to the Flames — in the final home-and-away round.
While Brigade skipper Daniel Kent respects his team’s rival in the flag showdown, he has the faith in his players to deliver the first flag for a former KDCA side in the new competition.
‘‘They (Tongala) have struck form at the right end of the season and really have to be respected. Their bowling is their big strength and we are going to have post a good score, 200 plus, to be in it,’’ Kent said this week.
Kent said there would be no changes to the Brigade side that won the preliminary final.
Kent has in-form openers Joe Taylor and Trevor Watts to lead the Brigade batting and is a big key himself along with Tyrone Isitt and Matt Finn.
Adam Nunn and Dave Currie will be looking to get the early breaks with the ball for Tongala, but spinners Darin Ohlsen and captain Andrew Good could be the keys if there is going to be another upset win.
Ohlsen is coming off his fourth five-wicket haul for the season and Good is always dangerous.
Tongala promoted Travis Johnstone and Mark Scown from its B-grade side for last weekend’s preliminary final.
Opener Chris Hamilton will be available this weekend and is likely to play and along with Tucker, Ben Scowen, Johnstone, Adam Nunn, Ohlsen and Good will be mainly relied on to post a winning score.
Good was well aware his team would be the underdog again, but said his side had been buoyed by the knowledge it had bowled out Brigade in the first week of finals and would not be intimidated.
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