BENDIGO District Cricket Association battlers Strathfieldsaye, Kangaroo Flat and White Hills have an opportunity to push for semi-final places in the BDCA Twenty20 competition tonight.
While a top four berth in the longer format of the game highly unlikely for all three clubs, Strathfieldsaye, Kangaroo Flat and White Hills have genuine prospects in the Twenty20 arena.
All three clubs scored impressive wins in round one last week and will fancy their chances of repeating the dose tonight.
On the back of a resounding win over Eaglehawk in round one, Strathfieldsaye hosts Golden Square tonight.
Square rested a number of key players in round one and its young side lost to Bendigo United.
If the Bulldogs play a full-strength side tonight it will be a tight contest against a Strathfieldsaye squad that is well suited to T20 cricket.
The Jets have a well-balanced bowling attack for T20, with spinner Liam Smith a proven wicket-taker.
Jets’ skipper Ben Gunn will be the prized wicket for his old club Golden Square.
With games still to come against Strathdale and Kangaroo Flat, White Hills’ home clash with Sandhurst tonight will go a long way to determining the Demons’ T20 fate.
The young Demons bowled and fielded particularly well to defeat Huntly-North Epsom in round one last week. Tonight’s game will be tougher against a Sandhurst side that will be full of confidence after a good win in the two-day format at the weekend.
Kangaroo Flat went from chocolates to boiled lollies in the space of four days.
Last Wednesday the Roos defeated Strathdale in round one of T20 and then at the weekend they were bowled out for 29 in an outright loss to Golden Square.
On T20 form the Roos should be too good for Huntly-North Epsom tonight.
In tonight’s other match, Bendigo United should have too much class for Bendigo.