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Murray Valley Cricket Association action continues

By Lauren Bordin

Refreshed and ready to go, Murray Valley Cricket Association action resumes tomorrow after a week’s breather.

A battle between two heavyweights of the competition awaits when Katamatite welcomes Cobram to its ground.

But the Tigers will not be welcoming Cobram with too much hospitality though as the pair are set to contest a top class match.

Although it has been two weeks since Wian Van Zyl’s unimaginable knock for Cobram, the aura of his unbeaten 274 runs has continued to be the talk of the MVCA community.

The South African has to back up that mammoth effort against the top side in the competition, when sticking tough and treasuring his wicket at the top of the order is vitally important.

Around him Adam Decicco has been fantastic in the middle order having scored 77 runs this season in three games, twice being at the crease at the end of the innings.

Katamatite will not be daunted by Van Zyl, with Jordan Dickie heading into the match after his own starring performance in the last round.

Dickie snared a five-wicket haul, took a catch in the field and only conceded 22 runs off his nine overs to be the main man in keeping Nathalia to a low total.

The Purples will aim to rebound against Deniliquin Rhinos when their round four fixture takes them across the border to Memorial Park.

Hoping to add to its one win of the season, Nathalia will be hopeful of another big performance from Scott Morris, who has not failed to date.

Brayden Summerville and Henry Congues can be relied upon with the ball, although the home side will still start as favourites.

The Rhinos held off Cobram in round one and will back themselves in to have the power to move past the Purples.

Cobram-Yarroweyah United and Barooga go head-to-head with both sides hoping to use the opportunity to finish tomorrow afternoon with their first win for the season.

United’s biggest score of the year came against Tocumwal when it posted 147 and will try and bat out all 45 overs, while the Hawks enter the match on the back of a two-week break.