David Heymer of The Glen Cricket Club in actions against Cap Coast on 17 February 2018.
David Heymer of The Glen Cricket Club in actions against Cap Coast on 17 February 2018. Matt Taylor GLA170218CRIC

Captain Heymer is pumped to lead the way

CRICKET: To see off Gracemere's opening fast bowler Ben Milne.

That's what The Glen's captain David Heymer sees as the key to tomorrow's Frenchville Sports Club Capricorn Challenge semi-final in Rockhampton from 10am.

The winner will meet Frenchville in Sunday's grand final in Rockhampton while the loser bows out.

Heymer will see The Glen welcome the return of pace bowlers Chad Gilmour and Michael Matz, batsmen Michael Heymer and possibly Eric Fourie to take on Gracemere.

"The team is pretty much full strength," right-hand batsman Heymer said.

He added to survive the new ball is vital and if that happens, Gracemere could be on the back foot especially if The Glen bat first.

"We have to look to play Ben Milne well early with the opening ball and Justin Peacock in the middle overs, but can't take anyone lightly," Heymer said.

The young skipper is building in his form with scores of 56, 9, 24 and 67 in his previous four digs.

"I am happy to get a few wins, but will be looking to make big runs to set a platform for the team," he said.

"I think anyone on the day in our team can play a match-winning role and hopefully the rain stays away so we can show that and make the final."

Heymer has also been very handy with the ball and has taken 17 wickets and will be the perfect support for Gilmour, Matz and young gun left-armer Harry Rideout.

"Their top order is strong so will look to take early wickets," Heymer said.

The Glen drew first blood against Gracemere back in round three in which Matz snared 3-23 in a low-scoring affair.

Gracemere got revenge when it chased down The Glen's total of 120 with five wickets to spare back in round eight at Sun Valley.

Going by this trend, and weather permitting, an upset win to The Glen is certainly not out of the question.