Clunes out for redemption in first game of two-day after grand final loss

Clunes batsman Mark Allen edges a drive into the slips cordon to end his day during the Magpiesʼ one-day grand final loss to Colts at the weekend.

After a disappointing one-win one-day season, Laanecoorie Dunolly will take on Clunes this Saturday in the first round of two-day cricket for season 2018- 19.

Laane will look to redeem itself in the two-day portion of the season, but its first competitor will be no easy task.

Clunes heads into its first two-day match off the back of a crushing loss to Colts Phelans in the one-day grand final last Saturday.

For the fifth time since 2014, the Magpies came off second best in a grand final clash, leaving them dissatisfied once again.

The Pies are sure to be chasing victory in two-day cricket after several years as the bridesmaid, but never the bride.

Unlike Clunes, Laane tasted premiership glory not too long ago when it claimed the 2017-18 one-day cup this time last year.

One season on, in a fall from grace Laane has found itself on the bottom of the A grade ladder with just one win so far this season.

Despite sporting one of the most influential batsmen in the competition as its captain, Laane has struggled to be competitive.

For more on this story see Page 37 of The Advertiser, Friday, December 7

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