PACE: Corey Kempshall will be welcomed back by Iluka this weekend.
PACE: Corey Kempshall will be welcomed back by Iluka this weekend. Matthew Elkerton

Kempshall's pumped for return to cricket

LCCA CRICKET: Lower Clarence Cricket Association is bracing for a major return this weekend as 'The Big Show' Corey Kempshall gets his first start of the 2017/18 Maclean Bowling Club first grade season.

Kempshall has spent a lengthy stint on the sidelines watching on as his Iluka side fought its way to the top of the table.

But with his suspension served, the heavy hitter will get a chance to make a big return, something captain Brendan James is excited about.

"It's good to finally get Corey back into the side,” he said.

"He is keen, he has been hitting the nets and was pumped ready to go.

"He even scored for us at the weekend, so you can tell he is desperate to go.”

He was suspended at the end of last season for online indiscretions due to comments he made on his Facebook profile.

In other LCCA cricket action this weekend Harwood take on Lawrence at Harwood Oval.

With the two teams occupying the bottom two spots on the LCCA competition table, both sides will be desperate for a win.

Lawrence have been struggling for player numbers this season, only managing to field seven batters in last week's 128 run loss against Wanderers.

While the opening pairing of Brett O'Connor and captain Luke Moloney got their run chase off to a good start, they were unable to finish the job, and were all-out for 120.

Harwood will also be hoping to find some form with the bat, after they were bowled out by Iluka for 96.

In their 32 over innings only three batters managed to reach scores of double digits.

Both teams will be hoping to use the match as a platform to find some form in the back half of the season.



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