BIG HAUL: Harwood fast medium bowler Kane Aeschlimann on his way to 8/49 against Tucabia at Ellem Oval last week.
BIG HAUL: Harwood fast medium bowler Kane Aeschlimann on his way to 8/49 against Tucabia at Ellem Oval last week.

Doubts over pitch

By TIM HOWARD

sport@dailyexaminer.com.au

SOUTH Services and Harwood first grade cricketers are keeping their fingers crossed they can get a start in their Bananacoast Community Credit Union match at Iluka this afternoon.

Heavy rain in the past few days has thrown pitch preparations into disarray, but both teams are raring to go after crushing wins in their opening matches.

Harwood's star recruit Kane Aes- chlimann, fresh from a 8/49 bowling performance last weekend to rout Tucabia, will be itching to get onto a rain-affected track.

Similarly South's battery of fast bowlers can make life difficult for a team if there's anything in the wicket.

Harwood will need to bowl well against South, which has put together a youthful, but powerful batting lineup.

However, Harwood's more grafting style of play could be decisive in a low-scoring game.



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