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Shepparton United on hunt for fourth consecutive cricket win

By Lauren Bordin

Shepparton United is on the hunt for its fourth consecutive Goulburn Murray Cricket Women’s A-grade success when it takes on Echuca this weekend.

The match is sure to be a cracking contest with third-placed United aiming to knock off Echuca from its current hold of second place.

Last week Shepparton United was significantly too strong for Maiden Gully Marist, posting 108 runs and then containing its opposition to 51.

Taking to Princess Park, Shepparton United will be hopeful of using the home ground to its advantage and keep Echuca openers Breeanna Gaylor and Gillian Noelker quiet.

Maidan Gully Marist hosts Nathalia and the Purples are still on the hunt for their inaugural win of the competition.

Nathalia enters the match off a tough encounter against competition leader Leitchville-Gunbower, but will have its work cut out to stop Marist which has a batting order that runs deep.

Remaining matches will be played between Kyabram Fire Brigade Red and Leitchville-Gunbower, while West Bendigo welcomes Kyabram Fire Brigade White.

●In GMC men’s A-grade competition Bamawm-Lockington United is under the pump against Kyabram Fire Brigade to try and claim a top four spot.

Just one win behind the well-placed Flames, United needs to up its scoring rate having had the follow on enforced on it by Moama last week.

BLU scored 107 from 43 overs before reaching 82 off 34 overs in its second innings.

In contrast the Flames blasted Moama by scoring 439 runs when it took the side on, including centuries to Dale Shaw and Jayden Rosin.

Tongala will have sights on rebounding from its loss against Kyabram Fire Brigade last weekend, keen to weather the Echuca South bowlers with greater intent.

But after the upset loss, the Blues should put South to the sword at home.

Rochester hosts Moama and Jake Perry will look to continue a solid season with import Vibhor Yadav already causing headaches in his three games played this season.

But Moama is not to be discounted and could be a chance of a sneaky win, while Cooma hosts Echuca in a match likely to go the way of the away side.