Rangas fight to stay in touch with four

MANDURANG has been one of the power teams of the Emu Valley Cricket Association in recent years, but needs a win over West Bendigo to keep in touch with the top four.

The Rangas take on the Redbacks at Ken Wust Oval in the match of the round.

WEST BENDIGO - the Redbacks have got themselves back in the top four after last week's 110-run win over Sedgwick.

The bowlers, led by Trent Bysouth and captain Dion Prange, are doing a strong job for the Redbacks, who haven't conceded a first innings score of more than 169 in their past three games.

The bowling will again have to be disciplined against a Mandurang batting line-up that if it clicks is still a very dangerous proposition, despite its ladder position.

• Runs - K. Bell (245), M. Dwyer (230), M. Peters (125). Wickets - T. Bysouth (11), D. Prange (8), M. Dwyer (6).

MANDURANG - no need for panic stations just yet, but if the Rangas get beaten, they will drop two games outside the top four, and from there making the finals becomes a tough slog.

If the Rangas get beaten, they will drop two games outside the top four

There's been no consistency with the Rangas yet, with their formline this season reading LWLWL.

The three losses the Rangas have suffered have all been against teams currently inside the top four - Emu Creek, Marong and United.

Can the Rangas find the spark to ignite their season?

 Runs - M. Giri (228), B. Rodda (175), M. Healy (137). Wickets - M. Healy (10), M. Politakis (6), B. Rodda (5).

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