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.
Hafizullah Mohaqiq was born in Afghanistan, spent periods living in Pakistan and Iran, before arriving in Shepparton two months ago.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The Fairley Leadership Program met in Tatura on Wednesday, exploring ‘Water and our catchment’ at Goulburn Murray Water.
Road authorities have made little progress to fixing Echuca’s most dangerous intersections.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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