Opener?s return boosts Tucabia for vital match against South Services


THE return of opener Graham Egan will bolster GI Hotel Tucabia-Copmanhurst top order for the match against South Services at Elem Oval today.

Egan will join former East Tavern stalwart Greg Watkins and Tucabia captain Damien Rouse hopes the combination can set a god platform.

All-rounder Trent Dickson is also available after after missing Tucabia's opening round thumping at the hands of Harwood Hilton.

"Against Harwood we batted very poorly. Several players got a start but got out to silly shots," Rouse said. "We're hoping to turn that around and hopefully Graham and Greg and the other top order batsman can get some runs on the board."

Tucabia are still without Jason Disson but he is expected to be available next week.

Rouse said Chris and Nathan Adamson would open the bowling attack.

South also fell to Harwood, the young team being dismissed for 158, Brad Roberston top scoring with 33 in a 40-over rain restricted match.

However, South can be expected to improve with star batsman Brett Woods, Tom and Matt Kroehnert and Matt Hartmann expected to get among the runs.

This is an important match for both teams, South keen to get back on a winning roll and Tucabia desperate to show they are capable of matching it with the top Premier League teams. Jason Thompson will be back in action for South today and his guile and experience will bolster South attack.

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