SIX teams remain in finals contention heading into round 13 of the Horsham A Grade cricket competition.
Reigning premiers Rup-Minyip sees itself in an unusual position outside of the top four.
All-rounder Paul Morgan knows his side will be up against it to qualify for ﬁnals.
“The outright win against Colts at the weekend helped us stay in contention,” he said.
“But I think we will have to win both of our games – if we drop one I think we’re gone.”
Morgan admitted it had been the closest competition in recent years, with no clear-cut favourite to win the ﬂag.
The Blue Panthers are likely to be without all-rounder Leigh Funcke for their clash with Jung Tigers at Sunnyside.
Funcke injured his calf at the weekend, while Brett Hudson is also in doubt with a hamstring injury.
The Tigers returned to the top-four on the back of a ninewicket haul from David Puls against Noradjuha-Toolondo.
The Horsham SaintsBullants clash at Dudley Cornell Park is set to be another blockbuster.
Matt Combe’s men annihilated the Saints by 10 wickets last time they played, but they are now the form team of the competition and have not been beaten since November.
Skipper Gary Davidson is likely to miss the encounter.
Blackheath-Dimboola crashed out of the ﬁnals race after an outright defeat to Laharum at the weekend, and it doesn’t get any easier when it faces Homers at Dimboola Recreation Reserve tomorrow.
In the ﬁnal game of round 13 two-dayers, the Mountain Men host bottom side Colts at Laharum.
Laharum is currently in sixth spot, but just two points out of a semi-ﬁnal spot and will be red-hot favourites to take the points against Craig Britten’s charges.