The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras will look at regaining “the Ashes” when rivals Knox Raiders head to Kilsyth Sports Centre this weekend to defend the coveted trophy.

The Ashes Trophy is in remembrance of the fire that destroyed Club Kilsyth in 2005 and is awarded to the winners for all Kilsyth/Knox SEABL games held at the Kilsyth Sports Centre. The winning club is determined by a composite result of the Men’s and Lady’s games and recognises the biggest rivalry in Victorian Basketball.  

Staring down the barrel of two straight losses, the Swinburne Lady Cobras have hit unfamiliar territory thus fair in Season 2012, and will look at reversing recent form and getting back in the winner’s circle when the Knox Raiders come to town. Coming off the back of losses last weekend against Geelong by 6 points and Brisbane by three points, the Swinburne Lady Cobras will aim to regain some composure against the South Conference’s leader, who are on an eight game win streak and have but one loss to their name in SEABL Competition.

Coming off a bye, this in-form Knox Raiders outfit will aim to make the Swinburne Lady Cobras number nine on their win-streak this Saturday night. Prior to the bye, Knox had defeated both Nunawading and Launceston 13 points and 34 points respectively. The Swinburne Lady Cobras will look at locking up second spot this weekend, and regaining the wood on what will be their biggest competitor come playoffs.

LAST TIME THEY MET… The Swinburne Lady Cobras were dealt their first loss of the season at the Knox Stadium, losing the matchup by 15 points (69-54). A big second quarter by the Raiders (27-12) gave them a lead that was too hard for the Swinburne Lady Cobras to bridge.

The Swinburne Kilsyth Lady Cobras will take on the Knox Raiders this Saturday 21st July for the Ashes Trophy, tip-off is at 6.15pm on Hugh McMenamin Court.

Regaining their composure in Season 2012, the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras will aim to take a big scalp when the Knox Raiders hit Hugh McMenamin Court this Saturday night. With a game against Mt. Gambier the night before, the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras will look to bring their recent form to the court  this weekend. On a six-game win streak, the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras are coming off a big weekend with wins against Geelong  (22 points) and Brisbane (44 points), and returning themselves to the top-four.

Sitting in second position, in what is a very close top six, the Knox Raiders will stop at nothing at cementing a strong spot in playoffs this Saturday when they take on an in-form Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras. Coming off an eight point victory against Mt. Gambier, Knox, who have added NBL veteran Steve Hoare to their already impressive roster will have a tough battle on their hands if they wish to regain the Ashes Trophy from the peaking Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras.

LAST TIME THEY MET… Knox edged the Swinburne Cobras out in a thriller at Knox Stadium way back in round three, getting over the line by 3-points (81-78) after being down by 16 at the half to retaining the Cystic Fibrosis Cup. The Raiders proved to be too much for the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras in this first meeting.

With the Ashes Trophy in the balance, the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras will take on the Knox Raiders this Saturday 21st July, with tip-off at 8.15pm on Hugh McMenamin Court.