Key pair loom as a big loss for Bulls

Albany Advertiser - - SPORT - Cameron New­bold

Mt Barker will be out to con­sol­i­date their po­si­tion in­side the top four over the next fort­night with­out skip­per Jeremy Wood and lead­ing run scorer Nathan Crosby.

Wood and Crosby have trav­elled to Vic­to­ria with the WA Coun­try XI to com­pete at the Aus­tralian Coun­try Cricket Cham­pi­onships and will miss the Bulls’ next two matches against North County and Roy­als.

The Bulls are third on the lad­der and are set to re­gain key fast bowler Ja­cob Win­tle from se­ri­ous in­jury this week, which would help off­set Wood’s loss.

The com­pe­ti­tion’s lead­ing run scorer Nathan Crosby, who has amassed 370 runs in seven digs this sea­son, will be a big loss at the top of the or­der along with their reg­u­lar No.3 and strike bowler in Wood.

Bulls seamer Alex Fergie is the com­pe­ti­tion’s lead­ing wicket taker this sea­son with 20 scalps and he will be re­lied on with the ball in an at­tack likely to fig­ure Win­tle, Steven Scott and Noah Mid­dle­ton against the Bull­dogs.

Colling­wood Park will face the Lions in round 10 on Satur­day and in the other match, Rail­ways will be with­out cap­tain Zane Mar­wick and all-rounder Nathan Crudeli when they tackle Den­mark.

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