B grade crick­eters set sights on pre­mier­ship after last sea­son miss

Euroa Gazette - - SPORTS - By PAM ZIERKMAHONEY

EUROA crick­eters have set their sights on a grand fi­nal clash again for the up­com­ing sea­son for its B grade in par­tic­u­lar.

Club com­mit­tee mem­ber Glen Cori­das said on Mon­day that al­though the B graders made the grand fi­nal – and un­for­tu­nately were beaten on the day – they have al­ready set their goal as fin­ish­ing on top this sea­son.

“And our aim is for the B graders to be con­sis­tent enough to make it up to A grade even­tu­ally,” Cori­das said.

Cori­das said the club is set to field three teams again this year B, C and D grades as well as ju­niors in the un­der 16s, 14s, 12s and the Milo Cricket com­pe­ti­tion.

Al­though the sea­son of­fi­cially starts this Satur­day with the two of first matches be­ing played away and one at home, fi­nal play­ers lists have not be set.

“It’s al­ways a case of wait un­til the footy sea­son wraps up be­fore you know who will def­i­nitely join the teams,” Cori­das said.

“This sea­son the E grade team has moved up to D grade and coaches and com­mit­tee are hop­ing that if the B graders do well again this year we can move up to A grade in the near fu­ture.”

The great­est chal­lenge for this sea­son will the Cen­tral Park St Bren­dan’s as they won the grand fi­nal in B grade against the home side.

“But all three teams made it to the fi­nals last year with E graders be­ing knocked out in the first pre­lim­i­nary fi­nal,” he said.

Cur­rently un­der ren­o­va­tion, are the pitches at Memo­rial Oval with new turf be­ing laid which should give crick­eters great fields to play on by midNovem­ber.

“The pitches could not be worked on un­til the foot­ball sea­son fin­ished and were then scar­i­fied, seeded and fer­tilised,” he said.

“When re- grassed theu should giv­ing the club three fully ren­o­vated pitches for the re­main­der of the sea­son.”

WORK COMMENCES: Ren­o­va­tion earth­works have com­menced on the cricket pitches at the Memo­rial Re­serve and should be playable by mid-Novem­ber.

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