Homers the team to beat

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

Hor­sham Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion re­turns from the Christ­mas break with a one­day round on Satur­day, with lad­der lead­ers Homers look­ing to con­tinue their prechrist­mas form, at La­harum.

The Pi­geons should take on a full side with har­vest all but done south of Hor­sham.

Young star Daniel Grif­fiths would hope to con­tinue his good form with the bat af­ter a 47 in his last out­ing, and will look to Todd Hey­nen, Ge­orge Mc­duff and Josh Ma­honey to sup­ply sup­port in the top order.

Pace­man Brad John­son looks to be the most likely to trou­ble the Pi­geons’ bats with the ball af­ter a fine 3-30 against Ru­pa­nyup-minyip.

Homers will again look to Sandy Hodge and the Hop­per boys to make life hard for the Moun­tain Men.

Si­mon Hop­per and Ed­die Landwehr will try to match their com­bined eight-wicket haul from last round.

Night game

Jung Tigers and Ru­pa­nyup-minyip will play a day-nighter at Hor­sham City Oval, with play to start at 4pm.

Ru­pa­nyup-minyip ac­counted for La­harum in round eight, with Ryan Met­tel­man top scor­ing with 81no.

The Blue Pan­thers are sec­ond on the lad­der and will hope to close the gap with a win on Satur­day.

Vet­eran Tiger David Puls still looks to be the bowler Ru­pa­nyup-minyip must con­tend with, but if fel­low vet­eran Marty Knight can re­pro­duce his last 5-16 start, the Tigers will be right in the game.

Ru­pa­nyup-minyip dropped only two wick­ets, pass­ing La­harum’s score – the Tigers bowlers will need to strike early.

Hor­sham Saints will be out to boost per­cent­age with a big win over Black­heath-dim­boola on Cough­lin Park turf.

Matt and Just­tin Combe had a day out with the ball against Jung Tigers and look to have the goods to de­feat the strug­gling Bulls.

Matt Everett and Brodie Cramer will need to make solid con­tri­bu­tions for the Bulls to have any chance. • Lad­ders – Over­all: Homers 45 points, 3.19 per­cent; Ru­pa­nyup-minyip 36, 1.21; Hor­sham Saints 30, 1.00; La­harum 18, 0.61; Jung Tigers 15, 1.17; Black­heath-dim­boola 0, 0.40. Cor­nell-schwedes one-day: Homers 33, 2.25; Ru­pa­nyup-minyip 24, 1.34; Hor­sham Saints 18, 0.18; La­harum 18, 0.77; Jung Tigers 15, 1.38; Black­heath-dim­boola 0, 0.45.

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