St Patrick’s has an interesting dilemma when it resumes with a two-run lead over New City.
The Patties are 3-135 from only 28 overs.
The late-season bolter posted an outright win over cellar-dweller Wodonga Raiders last round, but the young Phoenix is a more difficult prospect to dismiss.
New City will be disappointed with its total of only 133 from 46 overs, particularly after posting successive scores above 200.
Ideally, the Patties would want to get at least 150 runs ahead, but that could chew up too many overs, not allowing them to bowl out the Phoenix.
Elsewhere, Albury will be desperate for an upset win over Tallangatta.
Albury racked up 195 against the Bushies, and with its season in the balance, anything less than a loss could prove crucial.
And East Albury needs 17 wickets in one day, an enormous achievement, if it’s to gain an outright over Raiders.
The Crows declared after 60 overs on 7-211.
Raiders are 3-14.