YANCO Cricket Club are already on the fast-track to two of this year’s LDCA A grade finals.
The club is a near certainty to play in both the one-day and Twenty20 grand finals next month thanks to their near-perfect record this season.
The side has dropped just one Twenty-20 match so far in the 2018-19 season, but captain Grant Forrest maintains the competition remains even.
“It’s a very even competition … we’ve had some good wins, but none of them have been blow outs,” he said.
“I think any team can win on their day.”
This weekend the Stags will face their old nemesis the L&D CC Ferrets at Yanco Sportsground.
Forrest said the key to Yanco’s success so far this season was the youth which has been brought into the side.
“We lost probably six or seven players from last season, but the good thing is we have been able to bring up a lot of our younger players and give them a chance,” he said.
“I have been really proud of them. They’ve been playing well.
“I think there’s still a lot of room for improvement, from all of us, but we’re going along okay at the moment.”
Forrest believes the Stags’ biggest downfall currently was their concentration lapses.
This weekend he would like his side to stay switched on for the full 80 overs.
“We aren’t going in thinking we’ve already won … L&D are a good side,” he said.
THE Leeton Wolves representative side will challenge Griffith for the Creet Cup on Sunday.
Selectors have gone with a youthful side as they make a bid to return to the Cup to Leeton for the first time this season.
The Wolves went down to Griffith in the first challenge last month.
LDCA round nine draw
- A grade: Yanco v L&D CC (Yanco Sportsground), LSC Colts v Narrandera (MTO).
- B grade: LSC Colts v Narrandera (LHS No. 2), L&D CC Yellow v Yanco (LHS No. 1), L&D CC Blue: Bye.
- C grade (Friday): Yanco Cricket Club Phantoms v L&D CC Yellow (No. 3 Oval), Yanco Stars: Bye
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