Cougars and Tigers have one last chance for a McDonald's Megahit win

DOING A JOB: Sam Knaggs and the Western Plains Automotive Cougars bowlers have performed well this season. Photo: NICK GUTHRIE
DOING A JOB: Sam Knaggs and the Western Plains Automotive Cougars bowlers have performed well this season. Photo: NICK GUTHRIE

The Western Plains Automotive Cougars and Amaroo Hotel Tigers will be playing for pride when they clash at No. 1 Oval on Friday night.

Neither side is can make the final heading into their final match of the campaign.

The Cougars opened the Twenty20 season with a drought-breaking win over Christies Crackerjacks and hopes were high among the men in green.

But any hopes of finals faded in the following weeks and the Cougars still just have the solitary win to their name.

The Tigers also have just the one win, that victory coming just two weeks ago when they also downed the Crackerjacks.

The Cougars have been down on troops in recent times and will be without Brock Larance and Strachan brothers Ben and Lachlan for Friday.

Bowling hasn’t been the issue for the CYMS side this summer, the effort with the bat has often fallen short of what is required and there’s no foubt they will be out to correct that in their final game.

The Tigers, too, have battled for consistency all season but have a host of players capable of making an impact in the short form of the game.

The likes of Steve Skinner, Dan Holland and Dan French can all hit a long ball while Dale O’Donnell, Bailey Edmunds and Bart Goodman have all shone at times with the ball this season.

Those bowlers starred in the win over the Crackerjacks and will no doubt be key on Friday, alongside spinners Matt Hull, Mitch Russo and Skinner.

Play starts at 6.30pm.