O’Connor out to turn the tables
LCCA CRICKET: It’s a simple equation for Lawrence today - win and keep the season alive.
Not so simple is the job at hand. They come up against a Wanderers side whose pace bowling attack has been sublime in recent weeks.
Since bowling Iluka out for just nine runs in January, the defending premiers have continue to rattle sides out for cheap scores.
Last week Yamba yielded for just 37 runs. Once again it was Brandon ‘Bear’ Honeybrook who led the charge to take 5 for 8 off 6 overs.
Right in the firing line will be opening batsman - and former Wanderers player - Brett O’Connor.
“Their bowlers have been killing it,” O’Connor said.
“I can’t believe the figures they’ve been getting. Bear and AB (Boyd) are on fire, it’s ridiculous.
“I don’t know whether anyone could face them at the moment. But hopefully and Ben and Luke Moloney can do the job and the top of the order.”
O’Connor pointed out he Lawrence was something of a bogey side during his time with Wanderers.
“It will be surprising if we win, but anything can happen,” he said. “Wanderers are known to choke against Lawrence.
“Last year when I was playing for Wanderers we lost to Lawrence and drew to Lawrence, and were red-hot favourites then too.
“Hopefully I can be on the other side of it this time.”
Spare a thought for Iluka, who has the bye and issweating on Wanderers getting the job done at Yamba Oval in order to make the finals. Meanwhile, Harwood will still has one eye on the minor premiership when they take on Brushgrove.