Boys back in town
TWO CAPRICORN Cup Challenge matches come to town this morning and afternoon.
At BITS Oval from 12.30pm, the newest team in the A-grade competition BITS take on the premiers of the domestic format of last year, The Glen in what shapes as an enthralling match.
Mainly because the reigning premiers have several regular players missing.
"It will be a challenge for us as we are very short on experienced A-grade personnel, with only four of us available,” in-form The Glen all-rounder Sam Lowry said.
The left-handed batsman is in sparkling touch with a century in the opening fixture against Capricornia Coast Parkana two weeks ago. He then notched two match-winning half centuries in both of Central Queensland's wins against Mackay-Whitsundays last weekend.
But in the absence of key players, Lowry said he is confident others can join him and perform. "Dave Heymer is still out and other boys are either at a wedding or working,” Lowry said. "It will be a good challenge for the young fellas we are bringing in and this experience will definitely bolster our playing stocks for the future.”
Lowry said the form against Cap Coast was impressive. "There were plenty of positives from round one and chasing a 200 plus total down is always moral boosting for the batsmen,” he said.
BITS recruit Terry Sawyer has been a handy addition to the team and his experience will be vital.
"It will be an interesting game with both teams different from the ones that played in the first game,” Sawyer said. "We should have beaten Gracemere who won both their matches, but if we can continue some of our form we showed against Gracemere in this game, then we should do alright. It should be a good match.”
BITS v The Glen at 12.30pm; Yaralla v Gracemere at 10.30am
Reserves at 12.30pm
Brothers v BITS; The Glen v BITS Saints
B-grade at 12pm
The Glen Black v Yaralla; BITS Gold v BITS Saints; Calliope v The Glen Gold