Teen run ma­chine in for CTPL Light­ning

Mercury (Hobart) - - CRICKET - JAMES BRESNEHAN

LIND­IS­FARNE pro­moted teen tyro Tom McGann for its top-of-the-lad­der CTPL two­day clash with South Ho­bartSandy Bay at Queen­bor­ough to­day with the hard-hit­ting bat fresh into the team from Tas­ma­nian un­der-17 du­ties.

Light­ning coach Matt Wilkie said with Ben McDer­mott away with the Aus­tralian T20 team and opener Char­lie Wakim play­ing for the Tigers in their Sh­effield Shield game against Vic­to­ria at Blund­stone Arena, it was time to let McGann loose in first grade.

“Tom’s been away with the state un­der-17s, and he’s made a cou­ple of good scores in sec­ond grade, so he comes in with good form,” Wilkie said.

“He’s an ag­gres­sive bat­ter and likes to play his shots, so hope­fully he gets the op­por­tu­nity to get in and play that way.”

Lind­is­farne is un­de­feated on top of the lad­der after the first four rounds, with South Ho­bart-Sandy Bay the best of the rest, hold­ing sec­ond nar­rowly from North Ho­bart, King­bor­ough and Clarence.

“We’ve had some ex­cep­tional bat­ting so far with dif­fer­ent guys like Ben McDer­mott, Mac Wright and Char­lie Wakim mak­ing big runs,” Wilkie said. “Last week we bowled re­ally well after not mak­ing a very big to­tal so we seem to be able to do it re­ally well with one of the other.

“To have a great start sets us up for later in the sea­son. Hope­fully we con­tinue to put good per­for­mances to­gether.”

Clarence is at home to Uni­ver­sity, Glenorchy plays New Town at KGV, and King­bor­ough trav­els to Launce­s­ton to take on Greater North­ern.

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