YARRAWONGA captain Lee Fraser is more than wary of Myrtleford heading into today’s semi-final, labelling the Saints’ best cricket “as good as anyone’s” in the competition.
The Lakers host Myrtleford for the right to play in this season’s Wangaratta and District grand final this afternoon.
Yarrawonga-Mulwala is undoubtedly favourite to progress, however, Fraser isn’t taking the Saints lightly.
“They are very strong with the ball,” Fraser said.
“Look, their best cricket is as good as anyone else in the competition.
“It’s important we recognise that and try to wear them down.
“We need to be nice and composed.”
Yarrawonga-Mulwala enters this business end of the season with hardly its best form behind it.
The Lakers only just got over Beechworth and Rutherglen in low-scoring games in the final home and away rounds.
However, Fraser is more than satisfied with his club’s form leading into the finals series.
“I think those games have been really good for us,” he said.
The Lakers enter the finals at full strength.
In the weekend’s other final, premiership favourite Bruck hosts City Colts.
Bruck smashed more than 400 in the final round of the season and look the team to beat.
Darren Peterson belted his second century last weekend.
But he’s not the only batsman in form.
City Colts’ opener Brenton Whale made a ton against Corowa in the final round.
Isaac Willett picked up five wickets in that game.
Star all-rounder Jon Hyde shapes as the x-factor for Bruck, picking up 34 wickets to date this season.
He’s also made 459 runs.