Firth back, but in Coffs Colts colours

THE last time Andrew Firth played in the Clarence River Cricket Association (CRCA) night cricket competition, he was celebrating as the victorious Westlawn captain.

Tonight Firth will return to McKittrick Park as the captain of competition newcomers Coffs Harbour Colts as they take on South Services in game two of the Coral and Neil Frame Shield.

“I made a deal with a mate down there to help out with the club,” Firth said.

“I think we'll have a bit of an edge because no-one really knows us, but I have a bit of inside knowledge on all the other clubs.”

Firth said he was expecting a strong performance from his side, which is pushing for a top-two finish in the Coffs Harbour first grade competition.

“The club has made a few changes and we have gone from cellar dwellers who can't get a win to being a real force,” he said.

“We have a few young blokes and a couple of former NSW country players ... so I think we will be strong.”

Souths captain Tom Kroehnert said he was looking forward to the night competition and warned competitors and spectators to expect the unexpected.

“It will be a bit of fun,” he said

“It's a knockout competition so anything can happen in them.

“We'll just have to wait and see what turns up on the night.”

Firth's former club Westlawn faced Coutts Crossing in the opening game of the competition last night.

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