White aims to overcome Chevalley
FORGET Purser, Hackett and Inmon - the player Tucabia White captain Chris Adamson fears most is Jason Chevalley.
“Jason’s a hard nut and doesn’t like getting out to us,” Adamson said.
“He scored his maiden Premier League century against us last year... at this very ground (Ulmarra).”
Tucabia are currently hanging on to fourth place on the ladder and will be desperate for a better showing after last week’s loss to cellar-dwellers Coutts Crossing.
Tucabia’s big guns at the top of the batting order need to fire against a well-balanced bowling attack led by tearaway paceman Rohan Hackett.
Hackett’s battle with Matt Pigg should be the highlight of a much anticipated game.
“Rohan is a confidence bowler; he needs things to go his way. If not he tends to go into his shell a bit,” Adamson said.
“One player who always performs against Rohan is Piggy (Pigg). He loves the ball coming onto the bat.”
Westlawn spin bowler Tony Blanch believes Hackett has turned the corner after his efforts against Easts last week where he ripped through the top-order taking 5-30.
“Last week against Easts was the best I’ve seen Rohan bowl this season. He bowled quick off a short run and bowled an immaculate line and
length,” Blanch said.
Westlawn are assured of a semi-final berth and are eyeing off second position on the table behind Harwood. Blanch said it is important for Westlawn to maintain their momentum before the finals.
“We need to remain focused at the job at hand which starts today against Tucabia. There is no reason to worry about other results just concentrate on our game,” he said. “Matt Lobsey and Nathan Blanch are back to boost our bowling but Jason Rainbow is out. We still have BJ (Brendan Purser) and Daniel Amos to lead the batting and young Simon Wilson has been promoted to the opening position. Simon’s new role will be to make sure we get off to a good start and occupy the crease.”
When told about Wilson’s promotion up the order Adamson was quick to point out his bowlers will do their best in testing out the young opener’s resolve. “We know how good Simon is on the front foot particularly through the covers. He certainly won’t be getting too many full deliveries,” Adamson said. Both teams are eyeing confidence before any finals.
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