Close matches tipped in BDCA's 2013 return

ONE-DAY matches will be contested when the Bendigo District Cricket Association resumes on January 12.

The unbeaten Strathdale-Maristians face Kangaroo Flat on the Suns’ turf at Bell Oval.

Suns coach Cameron Taylor was in hot form leading into the Christmas-New Year break as he achieved a hat-trick of centuries.

Last season’s Cricketer of the Year dominated the team’s consecutive wins against Bendigo at Atkins Street Oval in North Bendigo.

The Adam Burns-led Kangaroo Flat won the 11th round clash with Sandhurst on the Roos’ turf at Dower Park by three wickets.

Match of the day in the 12th round will be at Harry Trott Oval in Kennington where Bendigo United takes on Golden Square.

After being beaten by the Suns in the opening round, Bendigo United has won seven on the trot.

The fourth-placed Golden Square scored a crucial two-wicket victory in its latest hit-out against Eaglehawk at MyJet Oval.

Sandhurst and Huntly-North Epsom will be determined to hit off the year with a victory when they meet at J.L. King Weeroona Oval.

The Dragons and Power both have a 4-4 record and will be keen to rebound from defeat.

Another team aiming to bounce back from a loss before the break is Eaglehawk.

The Hawks will be on home turf at Canterbury Park and face a danger game against the Strathfieldsaye Jets.

The Ben Gunn-led Jets improved their record to 2-6 after a 40-run victory against in the round-11 clash wth White Hills at Tannery Lane.

White Hills, 9th, and Bendigo, 10th, meet on the Demons’ turf at Integrating Technology Oval.

Although beaten last round, Bendigo will have built confidence after scoring 215 against the powerful Strathdale attack.

Start times for the January 12 one-day matches are 12.30pm for first XI and second XI, and 8.30am for third XI and under-17s.

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