THERE is plenty of reason to believe that the Plantation Diggers can repeat their Round 2 heroics at the Leisure Park this afternoon, however, a determined Colts team will be waiting for their chance to knock the premiers off their perch.

While Diggers overcame a valiant 249 runs the last time the two sides met, they will be looking to do the same in the short form game today.

Diggers batsman Russell Gardner hit a massive 136 last time against the Colts, but has failed to repeat the success in the following two games, with 10 being his highest score.

Colts opener Matthew Rose said it was imperative to take out Gardner as soon as possible.

"If we can get him out, that will hopefully get us over the line. He's definitely a threat to us, but we've got some heavy hitters of our own," Rose said.

With the limited game still a new concept this year, Rose said that his team were ideally suited for the shorter game.

"I think that the limited over game is going to suit us more than it will with them.

"They're not the premiers for no reason, but I honestly think that our team is ideally suited for this type of cricket," Rose said.

Someone who has stepped out of their shell this year is the newly-installed Colts Captain, Trent Statham, who has confidently guided his team so far.

Whatever challenge Statham will take on, according to Rose, he has made a difference so far this season and "stepped up" as a worthy captain.

CHDCA ROUND 5 FIXTURES
Plantation Diggers v PBBC Colts, Fitzroy Oval
Sawtell v Bellinger Valley, Richardson Park
Both matches due to start at 12.30pm