CRICKET’S NEW ERA HAS AR­RIVED

Rochester Tigers’ Jake Wright and Rochester United’s Tim Bubb (below) were the last cap­tains of their re­spec­tive sides in 2017/18 which have now merged to form one club to rep­re­sent the town.

Campaspe News - - SPORT - By AN­DREW JOHN­STON — Con­tin­ued page 13

THE new gen­er­a­tion of Rochester cricket will show its colours for the first time this week­end.

The newly formed Rochester Cricket Club will be­gin its first sea­son of Goul­burn Mur­ray Cricket on Sat­ur­day when the A grade side faces off against Echuca at Rochester Re­cre­ation Re­serve.

The club’s uni­fied mes­sage of one town and one club has been a suc­cess thus far as for­mer Rochester Tigers and Rochester United play­ers look to play to­gether for the first time.

‘‘It’s been a re­ally good start to the sea­son,’’ club pres­i­dent Bren­dan Mar­tin said.

‘‘We’ve been lucky that across the two clubs we had a re­ally good group of play­ers that are com­ing in to play as part of this team.

‘‘We haven’t had many is­sues with the two groups com­ing to­gether, and we think we have a pretty good side on our hands for this sea­son.

‘‘We don’t have an im­port player as a mem­ber of the team this sea­son, so that means we get the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pose more of our lo­cals in the top grade and get as many guys on the field as pos­si­ble.

‘‘We want this club to be about the whole town of Rochester and about bring­ing suc­cess to the town.’’

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