Pair shift clubs closer to home
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.
Leschenault’s James Letchford hits out on his way to 46 against Kalgoorlie-Boulder last season.
Brody D'Agotino lashes out through the offisde last season.