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Goulburn Murray Cricket | round six | day two preview

By Aydin Payne

Kyabram Fire Brigade is in a commanding position to clinch its third win of the season when day two of its Goulburn Murray Cricket round six match against Moama is played tomorrow.

The Flames posted a whopping total of 8-317 off their 80 overs on day one, thanks to a stunning 80 from Daniel Kent.

The opening batsman crushed Moama's bowling brigade to all parts of Kyabram's Northern Oval, with Kent whacking 12 boundaries and one six during his innings.

Kent's effort last weekend takes his runs tally to 197 from four matches.

It is up to Moama's leading run-scorers Jordan McGregor (146) and Anthony McMahon (145) to get the job done tomorrow, with the latter already having a classy century next to his name this season.

But the duo faces one of the leading wicket-takers in the competition, with Fire Brigade's Scott Morris set to do the damage with the ball.

Morris has a terrific strike-rate of 19.33 and nine wickets after five matches.

Elsewhere, Tongala is just 27 runs away from ending Cooma's undefeated start to the season.

Tongala will resume at 1-72 off 27 overs, chasing Cooma's miserly 98.

The Blues tore through the ladder leader's batting line-up off the back of Adam Nunn’s sublime 5-34 off 15 overs, including 10 maidens.

Returning to the middle for Tongala is Daniel Coombs (38 not out) and Jayden Tucker (30 not out).

Meanwhile, reigning premier Rochester needs 192 to clinch victory against Echuca South.

Rochester will be hoping star batsman Dylan Cuttriss can score his fifth half-century of the season in the chase and add to his runs tally of 229.

A loss to winless South would keep Rochester outside of the competition's top four.

Lastly, Bamawm-Locking United will try and defend 205 against Echuca at Victoria Park.