RHINOS AT HOME
The Deni Rhinos will have their first home game of the Murray Valley Cricket Association season when they host Cobram-Yarroweyah United tomorrow.
The Rhinos will be expected to improve their record to 2-0 coming fresh off the bye following a round one win against flag threat Cobram, while the Blues look set for a tough year again, starting their season with two losses.
But a victory won’t come that easy for the Rhinos with reigning Guthrie Medal winner Andrew Hogan missing the clash due to an overseas trip.
Rhinos coach John Arthur said his side will have to be at their best to secure a win.
‘‘We know CYU have struggled over the years but we can’t take them lightly,’’ he said.
‘‘Hoges (Hogan) is a massive out, he’s our best batsman when he’s at 100 per cent.
‘‘What we need to ensure is that we lift in the field. We fielded well last year but it seemed to drop off a little bit in round one.’’
The Rhinos will likely make a couple of changes to their line-up with all-rounder Liam Pitts, middle order batsman Boddie Arthur and pace bowler Ben Irwin all available for selection this week.
‘‘It’s good to have a longer list to select from,’’ Arthur said.
‘‘We’re still in that period where players are still having a break from footy season so we’re hopeful of picking up more numbers soon.
‘‘We’ll have three senior sides and our Under 14s all playing this weekend so the more numbers we can get the better.’’
In other Rhinos action tomorrow, Division One will host Katunga, Division Two will travel to face CYU and the Under 14s are at home for day two of their clash against Finley.
For those wanting to try cricket contact the Deniliquin Rhinos Cricket Club on their Facebook group.
The Deni Rhinos will be holding their annual ball at the Deni RSL on November 24.
The cost for the night is $50, which includes entry, finger food and entertainment from Bendigo band Entourage for the night.
Tickets will go on sale early next week. For more details, go to https:/ /www.facebook.com/events/ 236140727185434/.