Round six of the Narrabri District Cricket Association’s first grade one day competition will see in-form teams Civeo and RSL go head-to-head at Hogan Oval tomorrow.
Both teams enter the match with active winning streaks and will be playing to keep their own alive.
The last time the two sides met was at Collins Park in round three, when RSL scored a 47-run win.
That victory started a three-game winning streak for RSL, the longest in the 2020-21 season, while Civeo has won its past two matches since that defeat.
An RSL win on Saturday could see the Jarrett Tough-captained first-placed side move two wins clear at the top of the table, while a Civeo win would see the Lachlan Cameron and Luke Meppem co-captained team join RSL at the top.
The match is shaping up as a battle of spin, with the competition’s leading wicket taker Jade Lees (Civeo, 10 wickets) and the two players nearest to the top, RSL duo Jake Brayshaw (eight wickets) and Matt Tubner (seven wickets) all set to play with form on their side.
In the other round six match, Tatts and the Western Razorbacks will meet at Collins Park.
Tatts enters that game determined to break a three-game losing streak, while the Razorbacks are looking to break a two-game losing streak.
The two sides’ only meeting of the current season was in round three at Hogan Oval where the Justin Knight-captained Razorbacks beat the Ryan O’Neill-captained Tatts by 35 runs.
If the Razorbacks and Civeo both win in round six, those two teams and RSL would all finish locked on 27 points each.
In second grade on Saturday, the Western Razorbacks take on Civeo at Gately Field, while RSL and Tatts meet at Leitch Oval. Tourist Hotel has the round six second grade bye.To order photos from this page click here