A two-week break from competition has district players eager to take to the field ahead of finals.GEORDIE COWAN February 14, 2014 4:26am
District cricketers will have to return from their heat-enforced break with some fire of their own as Goulburn Murray Cricket teams vie for finals berths.
Just four points separate the teams ranked fourth to seventh on the ladder, while undefeated Echuca must win its final round clash against Kyabram Fire Brigade to claim the minor premiership.
The only teams virtually guaranteed to stay in their respective ladder positions are the third-placed Flames and winless Stanhope.
Eighth-placed Rochester United has some hope of snatching a spot in the finals, but needs the unlikely outcome of both ninth-placed Cooma and last-placed Stanhope to defeat sixth and seventh-placed Bamawm-Lockington United and Moama respectively.
By the same token, expected results mean the clash between fourth and fifth-placed Tongala and Echuca South is a ‘must-win’ to play finals.
■ In B grade, Echuca is likely to finish top, while Rochester Tigers and Cooma are likely to hold on to the last spots in the top six, with BLU and Echuca South close behind.
■ With two weeks left in C grade, the battle for top spot is between Echuca and Stanhope, while teams as low as ninth still hold some hope of playing in finals.
■ The D grade finalists are already set, with Stanhope narrowly leading Echuca in the race for first position.
The sky is the limit for Wanganui Year 12 VCAL student Leigh Polan, 18, who decided to create two posters examining birdlife around the school.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
An ad for the Healthy Ageing Project will be filmed in Echuca, Rushworth and Rochester today.
More than $15,000 was raised at a family day on Sunday. The event was to raise money for the families of Barry Purtell and Dave Lobb.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
Murray Irrigation to search for new boss after Anthony Couroupis finishes with the company.
A few anxious customers were outside the closed gates of the failed Bee-Jay Machinery business on Goulburn Valley Hwy in Shepparton on Tuesday morning, wondering what would become of deposits they had paid for tractors and other machinery.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
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