HUGH Collins and Daniel Muir celebrated a drought-breaking football premiership together last year, but they will be pitted against each other in Sunday’s cricket grand final.
The pair were part of Leeton-Whitton’s first grade grand final win in September, but there will be no love lost when the two take to the pitch in opposite teams on Sunday.
In his first season of Leeton cricket, Muir has been playing for the L&D CC Ferrets, while Hugh has been playing for the Yanco Cricket Club for many years.
This weekend their clubs will go head-to-head for one-day glory with Hugh confident his side can take the chocolates.
“We were there last year, but lost to Narrandera,” he said.
“I think if our top order can get runs on the board and then build on that we can get the win. Me and Dan don’t mind a bit of a chat when we’re out there … it’s all in good fun. It would be good to keep that winning feeling going.”
Muir said he had been enjoying his time playing Leeton cricket after playing at a decent level in Tasmania before coming to town to join the Crows.
“It’s a pretty good competition here,” he said. “It will be interesting (going up against his Crows team mate). We’ll need our top five batsmen to fire and then back that up with the ball.”
Both Muir and Hugh are all-rounders for their team and have the capability of making big impacts on the scoreboard both with the bat and ball. The match will be played on Sunday at Mark Taylor Oval.