Colts Phelans will need to pull off the come back of the century this weekend if it wishes to get anywhere near Clunes.
The Magpies started the defence of their two-day premiership title with ferocity last weekend, despite a solid bowling performance from Colts.
After finishing in third place on the one-day ladder and missing out on grand final qualification, the Magpies turned their focus to the biggest title of season, the two-day cup.
After many years of just missing out on the silverware, the Pies snagged last season’s two-day title from favourites Colts Phelans in tremendous fashion, making it only fitting that the two sides meet in the first round of two-day cricket this season.
Clunes lasted just 49 and a half overs on day one of the clash last Saturday, but was still able to put up 154 runs despite a five-wicket haul from Colts’ Richard Clark.
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