Both Narrandera Carpheads sides will have a home game this weekend. The A Grade side will be up against Yanco Cricket Club, playing a one-day game at the Marie Bashir Oval at 1pm.
Due in part to some player shuffling, the A Grade Carps have had losses over the last couple of weeks.
Having had several regular senior players unavailable in the first three games of the season, A Grade captain Brent Lawrence said it was important that the team get back in the winner’s circle after two consecutive losses.
“We had a strong win to start the season against Yanco and I’m confident we can back up that performance this weekend on our home turf.”
“The two losses we have had have been quite close contests so I’m positive that we can turn our season around.”
The B Grade side will be playing at the Narrandera High School Oval at 1pm.
“We play the Yanco Phantoms this week,” said B Grade captain Dave Kroek. They’re a bit of an unknown at this point, they’ve had lots of changes week to week.”
“It will depend who they have available; there’s been a lot of unfamiliar names on their team sheets.”
Due to a few extenuating circumstances, the B Grade side will be down a few key players this week.
“Nick O’Brien has his bucks trip on this weekend, so we have about four out for that. There are a couple of others unavailable due to injuries and A grade call ups,” Kroek said.
“I think we’ll have a fairly young side in this week, so I’ll look to those guys to bring enthusiasm in the field.”
“Tom Butterfield and Connor Vearing have been important for us so far this year so we’ll call on their experience, and hopefully if the batsmen and bowlers do their jobs we can have a win,” he said.
Kroek said the team, which is currently sitting on top of the ladder, will be hoping to work on ways to improve their overall game.
“We generally just like to focus what we can control, which is being patient with our batting and hitting consistent areas when we’re bowling.”
Both teams will be hoping to see some local support during their matches. Any and all members of the public are welcome to attend the matches this Saturday and show their support.