Wandearah needs to keep winning

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A Grade

Wandearah v South Port – Memorial 12.30pm

Wandearah and South Port meet at Memorial Oval on Saturday after both losing last week.

The Rams haven’t had a great start to the year and need to get their bowling and batting together if they want to defend last year’s premiership.  

The batting has talent with Stevie Athanasos, Matt Thornton, Jack Dickeson and Andrew Congdon.

The bowling has been Wandearah’s strength in the past and with the likes of Todd Baker, Matt Thornton, Damien Rhodes, Andrew Congdon and Darcy Puddy they should be able to take ten wickets.

The Pirates batting needs senior players Rob Anderson, James Congdon, Toby Connor and Jaryd Thorn to hang around and allow Jake Walsh, Flynn Bullen and Mitchell Alchin develop.   

Shahzad David will enjoy playing on the Memorial oval track that has a bit in it if you hit the right spot.

Rafaqat Ali, Michael Ashman, Jake Walsh and Rob Anderson should also enjoy the opportunity that the deck will offer.

The Rams have the edge in experience and need to keep winning to maintain their place for a double chance.

Proprietary v Solomontown-North – Port 10.30am

The Panthers meet the Cats at Port Oval on Saturday with the match starting at 10.30am.

The Panthers had another easy win over the Pirates last week and will come up against competition front runner the Cats this week.  

Randall Wyatt, Mitch Young and Owen Fuchs have showed good signs at time this season with the bat.

More is required from Peter Bessen and Terrence Pellegirini for the Panthers to challenge.  

Captain Reece Fowler missed last week and should return this week to lead the bowling attack.

Cam Pine, Tyler Thorpe, Fraser Wyatt, Hamish Wright, Randall Wyatt and Westley Wyatt round out the best bowling line up in the PPCA.

The Cats have had a perfect start to the season being undefeated after four matches.  Even when undermanned last week they defeated last year’s premiers the Rams.

Scott McIntyre and Ben Brown carried the team last week with bat and ball but will need more assistance from the rest of the team if they are to win their second premiership in three years. Nick Hill, Lee Nash, James Pavlich and Olly Cosmai will need to perform well for the Cats to get up this week.

The Cats have had a perfect start to the season being undefeated after four matches. Even when undermanned last week they defeated last year’s premiers the Rams.

The Panthers are starting to get their season going and I think they will win a tight contest.

B Grade

Risdon v Port Germein - Globe

The Tigers are starting to put some good performances together and will be hoping for more of the same when they clash with Port Germein this weekend.  

Leigh Hajisavva was crucial last week for the Tigers and will need the likes of Andrew Haren, Peter Reed and Vittorio Ciampi to perform to get close to the Sharks.  

The batting power for the Sharks in Dan Pine and Jeff Twigden is matched by their bowlers in Lachie Pole, Mack Brentson and Leigh Kavanagh. The Sharks to remain undefeated.

Warnertown v Wandearah – Complex 1

The Wombats will want to stay within touching distance of second spot with a victory over the second placed Rams at Complex 1 on Saturday.  

Dylan Brooks is the Wombats best with bat and ball and will need assistance from Jarryd Anderson, Trent Davidson, Kane Wallace and Matt Taylor. The Rams will look to Dean Anderson, Dwain Sedunary, Nelson Ferme, Imran Hashmi and Luke Davis to produce the goods with bat and ball. The Rams in a close one.

Proprietary v South Port – Memorial

The Panthers and Pirates meet in a battle for bottom place at the moment at Memorial Oval.  The Panthers key players with bat and ball so far this season have been Cory Stephenson, Sean Grieg, Adam Conradi and Surender Singh.  

For the Pirates Tyson Fetherstonhaugh, Telea Alofa, Rohan Benson and Ben Bunting need to perform. The Panthers to win.