Home game for Carpheads

The Narrandera Carps B Grade side have a home game this weekend, while A Grade has a general bye.

The Narrandera Carpheads B Grade side will be playing a home game this weekend.

The A Grade team have a general bye. B Grade will be up against the Yanco Stags, playing at the Narrandera High School Oval.

“It should be a really good match,” said B Grade captain Dave Kroek.

“We’ve developed a good rivalry with them over the last few years, they’re a good bunch of blokes and it is always a good contest.”

The B Grade side are a young team; six of their players are between the ages of 16 and 21.

Some players, like Sam Williamson, are playing senior cricket for the first time, but according to Mr Kroek they’re already proving themselves to be promising young players.

Given the side’s youth, the more experienced players are happy to take a step back and let the new players hit their stride.

The B Grade side will play from 1pm, and all are welcome to come and support the team.

A Grade will be hoping to come back after their loss to L&D Cricket Club during their first one day match of the season last Saturday.

The Carps met the Ferrets on Mark Taylor Oval and the friendly rivalry between the two teams was out in force.

A Grade captain Brent Lawrence said that while the Carps put up a good fight, L&D were more consistent with their bowling.

“Narrandera won the toss and elected to bowl first and after a strong start with the bat by L&D, we managed to bowl out L&D for 147 on the last ball of the allotted 40 overs.

“I took three for 25 off eight overs, and Haydn Emerson got three for 24 off six overs, and we were ably supported by young gun Jack Williamson and Brodie Perram who both bowled very good spells.”

In reply with the bat, The Carpheads lost wickets at regular intervals, however Kurt Jensen (39 not out) and Mr Lawrence (20) put on 40, runs as did Kurt Jensen and Jono Doyle (19).

Unfortunately, when both Lawrence and Doyle fell wickets continued to fall regularly. Narrandera were bowled out for 124 inside 33 overs.

The next A Grade game will be played against the Yanco Cricket Club at the Marie Bashir Park on November 3.

This season is already shaping up to be a better and more exciting year for the Leeton and District Cricket Association, after the LDCA elected to move the traditional summer competition to a Twenty20 format.

While there are some one-day tests that will be scattered throughout the season – as was demonstrated last week – the T20 format is proving successful in creating more interest in local cricket, particularly for the younger players.

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