JUST how far can Justin Lynch's Merrivale go?
The Tigers are undefeated after two rounds and while it's a small sample size, Lynch's men are projecting an image of organisation and consistency.
Cow Corner panelist Alastair Templeton, who coaches West Warrnambool, said the Tigers would likely "play to their strengths" while pushing for finals in one of the Warrnambool and District Cricket Association's most open seasons in years.
"You can see they've got a pretty obvious plan in place with their bowling (to restrict)," he said.
"They're a pretty well-rounded side. It'll all come down to how well they go with the bat. If the lads that are younger can do a job and exceed expectations they will push for finals.
"If they can't maintain their consistency with the bat, they're going to rely really heavily on their bowling."
Fellow analyst Alex Strauch, who mentors Nestles, said the Tigers' youth in the form of Flynn Wilkinson and Theo Opperman wouldn't be expected to perform all season but would be valuable if they could produce cameos.
"There are a couple of other younger guys who can do it, we saw that last season with Fletch (Cozens) but I don't think many others have done that," Strauch said.
"That's going to be their challenge."
The high-flying Tigers will play winless Allansford-Panmure at Uebergang Oval on Saturday.
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