Carps hold hopes

The Narrandera Carpheads have a home game this weekend.

Narrandera Carpheads A Grade and B grades cricket teams will both play Leeton Phantoms sides at the weekend on their home pitches at the Marie Bashir Park and Narrandera High School ovals.

The A Grade Carpheads will take on the bottom placed Phantoms in their first home One Day game of the season at their home pitch, the Marie Bashir Park Oval this Saturday.

A Grade captain Brent Lawrence said his team were keen to make amends for last Saturday’s disappointing effort.

“Being our first home game of the year we are keen to put in a strong performance on our home turf and get back in the winners’ circle.”

The return of A Grade Vice-captain and wicketkeeper James Sullivan will also be a big boost for the Carpheads.

Lawrence said Sullivan’s positive attitude and team first mentality always brings the best out in the players around him.

Phantoms captain Steve Weckert is dangerous with both bat and ball as is aggressive batsmen/keeper Jordan Camm who has moved from Yanco Cricket Club this year due to seeking more regular A grade opportunities.

All the action kicks off at 1pm on Saturday at the Marie Bashir Park.

Narrandera B grade Carpheads play Phantoms in Narrandera on Saturday and will be looking to build upon their good win last week.

Key guys for the Carpheads are their openers, Jono Schofield and Ash Cabban with the bat and Brodie Perram and Jack Williamson with the ball.

“We’ll be looking for a few different guys to put their hands up and contribute this week,” Narrandera B Grade captain Dave Kroek said.

“Wyatt Gilbert, Connor Vearing and Dylan Whiteman have all been training well so a big performance isn’t far away for those guys.

“I’m not sure what their team will look like, they’ve been mixing it up a bit the first few weeks so we’ll have to wait and see.”

Kroek said his team would just concentrate on their game, doing the little things right, bowling in the right spots and waiting for the bad balls when batting and hopefully they can click again and notch up another win.

Training for the A and B grades is held every Wednesday afternoon at 5pm at the Henry Mathieson Oval.

They are always on the lookout for players who may be new to Narrandera or have returned to to Narrandera and are keen for a game of cricket.

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