West Wyalongcaptain Al Edis is confident he has the team to ensure the O’Farrell Cup remains in the north of the region.
West Wyalong captain Al Edis is searching for another win in the challenge with Leeton on Sunday.
West Wyalong successfully held off three challenges last season to hold Riverina’s biggest cricket prize over the winter and aren’t ready to let it go yet.
Leeton will offer the first challenge of the season at McAllister Oval on Sunday.
While opening bowler Jacob Bell is unavailable for the clash, Edis still believes he has been able to gather a strong line-up.
“There is a couple of guys unavailable but generally we have come up with a pretty good side actually,” Edis said.
Edis admitted Bell will be a loss for the team, but is confident there is enough options with the ball.
“It is a good all-round side,” he said.
“For a small competition we have a fair amount of depth.
“Everyone can bat and bowl in the side which should be good.
“Probably the only downside is we have had five or six weeks off for harvesting so we haven’t had a lot of cricket but everyone should be right.”
With Leeton’s captain Jarryd Day unavailable this weekend, Brent Lawrence will be at the helm.
He said the Wolves were always hungry for an O’Farrell Cup victory, but even more soafter West Wyalong took the cup off them last season.
“I think a lot of the boys were disappointed to go down after winning O’Farrell only the week before,” Lawrence said.
“There’s probably a certain amount of revenge to play for this weekend.
“I’m confident in the side we’ve picked. There’s a good range of youth and experience.
“It’s a shame ‘Jed’ (Day) is out, but we’ve got some good all-rounders in Jarred Lane and Steve Campbell in there.”
While Lawrence was hoping to bat first and set a big target to chase, with the wet weather around Edis wanted to see how the pitch is before setting too many plans.
O’Farrell Cup –West Wyalong v LeetonWest Wyalong: Jesse Hampton, Brett Davies, Rob Edis, Al Edis, Tye Pilon, Angus Green, Rohan Loudon, Matt Lynch, Matt Curry, Jamie Allen, Gerard O’Brien/Josh Cattle
Leeton: Brent Lawrence, Nathan Tang, Hugh Collins, Nathan Carn, Steve Campbell, Jarred Lane, Jameson Booth, Nathan Lanham, Jack Cox, Josh Carn, Steve Weckert.
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