The Wagga Wagga RSL Bulldogs will host Riding Mill at the Virtual Wagga Cricket Ground in what should be an exciting contest this weekend.
The home side are fresh off an outdoor cricket season which brought home silverware in 4th Grade, u-12s and the Thunder Girls Cricket League.
First Grade Captain Sam Perry will lead the side in what will be a dice cricket debut for the majority of the squad. It will be interesting to see how they adapt to this format of the game particularly against the very experienced Riding Mill outfit coming off a narrow loss to Dubbo CYMS during the week.
In some massive news for the visitors, Aly Hall who was the hero in Dubbo claiming 4-5 including a hat trick to go with his powerful 46 off 17 balls takes over the captaincy in the absence of both Andy Watson and Liam James. Rumours on social media are suggesting he has been out doing fitness training since which is a sign he is well and truly focussed and leading by example.
Newcomer to the tour Joel Marks will be hoping to iron out the cobwebs and has been given another chance to impress despite a duck in Dubbo.
Despite the return of Iain Longstaff , Steve Kent retains the gloves after his fine display against Dubbo. Rob Burns will take his place in the side at the top of the order with Ben Smith also back in the XI and is expected to open the rolling. Lance Mallinson has been rotated out of the squad which has been part of the Riding Mill policy of managing player workloads on what is a month long tour.
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