FAMILY COMES FIRST
Growing home life sees Knight step away from Lakers ahead of season
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New captain-coach Josh Lawrence confirmed that he would have Knight to lean on in the middle order this season.
“I was hoping to keep that one a bit quiet,” he said.
“Knighta is going to have a year off – they’ve just had their third baby so they’ve got a bit on their plate at the moment.
“Obviously his absence will leave a fairly big hole in the side but we are confident we’ve got the talent to cover him.
“We’ve got exciting young talent at the club and we also get Zach Moore back who didn’t play at all last season.”
Knight is the only member of last year’s side who won’t feature this year with opening bowler Angus McMillan escaping serious injury after hurting his knee playing football.
Lawrence said there was real concern McMillan had ruptured his ACL initially but was relieved that wasn’t the case.
“He did injure it during the footy season but he has been given the all clear,” he said. Continued page 22
YARRAWONGA Mulwala’s defence of the Geoff Welch Cup has taken an early hit with star batsman Matt Knight taking a year off to spend more time with his growing family.
Knight and his wife recently welcomed their third child into the world and between work and family, the star left hander has opted to take a break from the game.
A four-time premiership player with the Lakers, Knight has played a number of starring roles in those premierships, including an unbeaten knock in the 2015/16 title win over Rovers