COLTS will have a good chance to jump to the top of the Horsham Cricket Association B Grade ladder if the side can complete a win against Lubeck-Murtoa on Saturday.
It looked like the side would be the one facing down the barrel in the second week when it lost 8-9 to be all out of 142 before the Mudlarks struggled in reply.
Joe Gardy, 10 not out, and Heath Lang, yet to score, will carry the hopes of Lubeck-Murtoa early as it looks to recover from 5-36.
Captain Lachlan Patching was buoyant about his side’s chance after the first day despite knowing it would be very tough.
“We’ve got our work cut out for us but we only need 100 runs,” he said.
“I think if we bat well then we can do it but if we don’t then we simply won’t get close.”
Luke Jakobi, Josh Colbert and Drew Carmody will hold the key for Colts as the side looks to take the final five wickets. All three bowlers will be fresh and eager on the Dudley Cornell wicket which is usually good for both batsmen and bowlers.
The Horsham Saints will need their batsmen to fire in order to chase down a target off 223 against the Jung Tigers.
Brad Sproule and Mark O’Beirne have been the side’s main contributors with the bat and Gary Davidson is due for good score in the grade.
Davidson has scored a 221 runs in three A Grade innings this season but has failed to get off the mark in his two B Grade innings.