Top of the table clash highlights first two-day round

In what should be an absolute cracker of a game, one-day grand finalists Laanecoorie Dunolly and Maryborough are set to meet in the first round of two-day cricket.

The one-day season was put to bed last Saturday and saw this weekend’s competitors finish on top of the heap, destined to battle it out for the one-day cup next month.

Maryborough’s forte in the past few seasons has been long form cricket, with the side winning the

2017-18 and 2016-17 cups consecutively and just missing out on two-day qualification last season in heartbreaking fashion.

Eventual premier, Clunes drew with Maryborough in semi finals and took the ticket into the grand final as a result of a higher ladder ranking.

The Owls will be on the path to redemption this two-day season, hoping to get back to the very top.

Borough will be eager to bolster its run totals in the second half of the season, with just two of its batsmen accrewing more than 100 runs in five games.

Mitch McClure leads Maryborough’s attack currently with 116 runs including a highscore of 46 against this weekend’s competitors back in round three.

Reigning Ken Gibbs medalist Sam Bartlett, captain Martin Dell, Bradey Tranter and Nick Hoban will also be eager to deliver with the bat after some solid contributions.

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