Clunes and Laane to clash in all important game

All eyes will be on the highly anticipated top-of-the-table clash between Laanecoorie Dunolly and Clunes this round.

The stakes couldn’t be higher for either side, with the Magpies determined to defend their two-day premiership title from last season and Laane fighting to stay undefeated after winning all seven games it has played.

This will be the first time the two teams will have met this season as their one-day game was washed out.

The Pies were expected to meet Laane in the one-day cup however they missed out on qualification after being beaten by eventual cup runner-up, Maryborough.

Undefeated Laane and Clunes are currently tied on the ladder for premiership points despite the Magpies suffering a loss this season.

Due to the bye, Laane has played one less game than the Pies, making room for Clunes to also accumulate 45 premiership points.

In Laane’s two-day debut last round, they claimed a narrow victory over Avoca, which came as a shock given that the Dogs have won just two games for the entire season.

The Bulldogs became the first team to bowl Laane all out this season, with eight wickets back in round three the closest any other team had gotten to the feat.

For more on this story see Page 30 of The Advertiser, Friday, January 24

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