Pair shift clubs closer to home

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - SPORT - Ge­orge Good­win

The ar­du­ous trip across Bun­bury from north­ern sub­urbs Treen­dale and Ea­ton to south­ern sub­urb Da­lyellup in the Shire of Capel has played into the hands of the Leschenault Cricket Club, who have re­cruited a cou­ple of pow­er­ful ad­di­tions.

Steve Den­ni­son and classy long-serv­ing top or­der bats­man Mat Fink have de­fected to pas­tures closer to home.

Still to win a premier­ship with Leschenault, club pres­i­dent An­gelo D’Agostino has kept the green caps in­tact over the years.

Un­der his guid­ance, they have been perched in the top four first­grade sides on the points ta­ble for lengthy pe­ri­ods.

Last sea­son was no dif­fer­ent, but their form slipped dra­mat­i­cally in the sea­son’s sec­ond half.

Af­ter sev­eral close calls, D’Agostino be­lieves this could be the green caps’ year.

“We have re­lied too much on a few top run-mak­ers like Tom and Mat Buchanan and Ger­rard Quinn, but over­whelm­ingly, we need sup­port for our bowl­ing con­tin­gent,” he said.

For­mer skip­per Brody D’Agostino, his brother Kurt, and James Letch­ford, fresh from a stint in the UK, will join the Buchanan cousins, along with the hope­ful re­turn of top-or­der man Tim Dwyer.

The squad, which in­cor­po­rates last sea­son’s sec­ond grade pre­miers, has a de­gree of con­fi­dence in the squad, which plays on a well pre­pared oval lov­ingly nursed by the lo­cals.

Pic­ture: Haydn Jones

Leschenault’s James Letch­ford hits out on his way to 46 against Kal­go­or­lie-Boul­der last sea­son.

Pic­ture: Jon Gell­weiler

Brody D'Agotino lashes out through the off­isde last sea­son.

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