Player returns boost for Yamba
By TONY WHITE
THE return of Mark Vallett and junior representative star Braden Dinham will strengthen Yamba's bid to thwart Harwood at Iluka Oval today.
Opening bowler Valett will join promising teenager Evan Rice to open the Yamba attack and Dinham's ability is a major plus.
Matt Ardrey is likely to miss the match through work commitments.
Yamba are coming off a bye while Harwood suffered a loss to Wanderers last week.
Key players for Harwood are certain to be captain Darren Ryan, Shane and Andrew Causley and Todd and Joel Peterie.
Ben McDonald has also been in fine form.
In the other game at Barry Watts Oval Wanderers clash with United.
Premiers United have lost wicketkeeper Tom Martin through suspension and Brett Smidt will also miss the match.
Opening bowler Tom Freebody returns and 14-year-old Josh Gorman comes into the side.
Captain Nick Clark said he was looking to left hander Brett Jones to bolster the batting and he praised spin bowler Michael Essex.
"Michael's probably turning the ball more then I've ever seen him this season and taking wickets," Clark said.
United will again rely on the likes of captain and opener Darrell Simmons, Rick Ensby, match winners against Harwood, and wicket keeper, Peter Brossman.