League leaders to clash in round five of the WDCA

TIMELY KNOCK: Rovers United-Bruck's Jacob Schonafinger hopes to fire during his side's top of the table clash with City Colts at W.J. Findlay Oval on Saturday.

TIMELY KNOCK: Rovers United-Bruck's Jacob Schonafinger hopes to fire during his side's top of the table clash with City Colts at W.J. Findlay Oval on Saturday.

The undefeated Rovers United-Bruck and City Colts will meet in WDCA A grade for the first time this season with the pre-Christmas bragging rights up for grabs at W.J. Findlay Oval on Saturday.

It has taken until round five, but there will be an outright leader of the competition following the highly-anticipated two-day clash.

Rovers United-Bruck have been the batting powerhouses so far, posting 971 runs in their first four games.

On the other hand, the bowling from City Colts has been a standout with its attack claiming 47 scalps for a miserly 560 runs, headed by the association’s leading wicket-taker Dylan Adams.

Hawks’ middle-order batsman Jacob Schonafinger, who posted his best score of the season last round with 60 against Corowa, admitted consistency has been the key for the side so far.

“Our top order has been firing, but our tail hasn’t wagged so we haven’t posted that massive score just yet,” Schonafinger said.

“We’re certainly not expecting to post a massive against City Colts.

“It’s always nice to set a target and we’re confident we’ve got the bowlers to defend it.”

Schonafinger added the platform set by openers Jordan Blades and Luke Whitten has been one of the keys to the Hawks success so far, but it has had to be due to the step up in professionalism of the competition this season.

“We certainly don’t go into games expecting to thrash anyone,” he said.

In the remaining games, Yarrawonga-Mulwala are away to Delatite, Benalla Bushrangers take on Greta, Beechoworth Wanderers will look to keep its momentum going against Corowa, while Ovens Valley United and Benalla-Violet Town United are both chasing their second victories.

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