CRICKET’S NEW ERA HAS ARRIVED
Rochester Tigers’ Jake Wright and Rochester United’s Tim Bubb (below) were the last captains of their respective sides in 2017/18 which have now merged to form one club to represent the town.
THE new generation of Rochester cricket will show its colours for the first time this weekend.
The newly formed Rochester Cricket Club will begin its first season of Goulburn Murray Cricket on Saturday when the A grade side faces off against Echuca at Rochester Recreation Reserve.
The club’s unified message of one town and one club has been a success thus far as former Rochester Tigers and Rochester United players look to play together for the first time.
‘‘It’s been a really good start to the season,’’ club president Brendan Martin said.
‘‘We’ve been lucky that across the two clubs we had a really good group of players that are coming in to play as part of this team.
‘‘We haven’t had many issues with the two groups coming together, and we think we have a pretty good side on our hands for this season.
‘‘We don’t have an import player as a member of the team this season, so that means we get the opportunity to expose more of our locals in the top grade and get as many guys on the field as possible.
‘‘We want this club to be about the whole town of Rochester and about bringing success to the town.’’