Moama has already secured the first innings points in the two-day hit out against Tongala in Goulburn Murray Cricket’s A grade.
They’ll return to Tongala oval this weekend with the aim of securing early runs to win outright and place themselves in a strong position before the Christmas break.
Moama all-rounder Kirk Teasdale said the Blues were slightly undermanned on Saturday and struggled to make runs once they lost their key batsman.
Moama’s opening bowling pair Anthony McMahon and Darcy Elliot kept Tongala to 84 runs in 43 overs, McMahon taking 5/19 off 10 overs and Elliot 5/30.
‘‘The guys performed exceptionally well and had a bit of fire power about them,’’ Teasdale said.
‘‘We’ve got some very good young cricketers at the club.
‘‘Anthony’s been playing A grade for about three years now and gained some real confidence in his game and Todd Murphy will be a little gun.’’
Murphy made 29 with the bat before being caught out by Tom Harris.
Jack Russell and Damien Priddle will return to the pitch Saturday and Teasdale said the pair were capable of scoring some big runs between them.
‘‘Ben Docking is in after them who’s also good with the bat, hopefully between those three and a couple of the young guys further down the order we can push up the score to get 80 or 100 in front,’’ Teasdale said.
‘‘It’s hugely important before Christmas to keep winning and with only four spots in the finals this year every game you can win helps.’’