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Cricket preview | Goulburn Murray Cricket round two

By Aydin Payne

Either Tongala or Echuca South will clinch its first win of the Goulburn Murray Cricket season tomorrow.

The two sides clash in the second round with the chance to secure their first points after opening round losses.

If last Saturday's results are an indication, with each home side losing, then Echuca South is in the box seat since the Blues play their second straight home match.

Even though they went down by five wickets last week to Moama, the Blues will be looking for another strong opening batting partnership, with openers Darin Ohlsen and Jayden Tucker combining for 58.

Losing 5-30 after that was a major blow and they cannot afford another collapse tomorrow.

South needs to fire with the ball, after only managing to take four wickets a week ago.

Kyabram Fire Brigade will fancy its chances of starting the season with two wins when Bamawm-Lockington United comes to town.

The Flames were at their best against Echuca South, posting an impressive 4-248 from 45 overs, with Anthony Depasquale scoring a superb 79.

Bamawm-Lockington United was unable to hold on for victory against Cooma in round one, going down in the third last over of the match.

Lions skipper James McPhee (40) and Liam Hamilton (42) were the pick of their side.

Elsewhere, Cooma will take on Echuca in a bid to start the season with two straight wins.

The Two Blues were emphatic in the run chase against the Lions last week, while Echuca suffered a heavy loss to Rochester.

To complete the round, Rochester welcomes Moama to Moon Oval, as the reigning premier unfurls last year's flag.

Moama enters off a strong win against Tongala and will have plenty of confidence.