Do or die for Souths and Westlawn tonight
NIGHT CRICKET: SOUTH Services and Westlawn will face off again tonight, with both sides needing a win to keep their finals hopes alive.
Souths will be without their captain Chris Cleaver, which is a blow for the side.
Filling in as captain will be Tom Kroehnert, who said some of the juniors in his side would need to rise to the occasion.
"We are short a spin bowler without Chris, so the boys will have to step up with the medium pacers," he said.
After defeating Westlawn over the weekend, Kroehnert said he is confident his team has what it takes to come away with the win tonight.
"We just have to stay positive, that's all you can do," he said.
"There's no point going in to the doldrums, that's not going to get you very far."
Kroehnert said he believed his side would not feel too much pressure, knowing their season is on the line.
"All we can do is play our best, and if that's not good enough that's the way it is, but after our win over the weekend it should give our boys a bit of confidence ahead of the match," he said.
Westlawn captain Pat Vidler said with two games left in the season, his side was looking to win to keep their finals hopes alive.
"We'll definitely be having a crack, and hopefully we can put together a good performance," he said.
After some solid bowling and fielding performances, Vidler said it was disappointing his side has been let down with the bat.
"We just need to score more runs," he said.
"We know what we need to do, it's just a matter of going out on the field and doing it."
Vidler said the side had been bolstered by some young players such as Amy Riddell and Ben Shipman.