Warren's welcome return

JONO Warren is happy with his form with the ball.

Any why wouldn’t he be?

It earned him a spot in Orange’s open representative team to take on Cowra in Western Premier League action tomorrow.

Warren is studying music at Canberra’s Australian National University (ANU) and hasn’t played every game in the Orange District Cricket Association first grade competition this season.

But what he has done has been solid.

“I think my cricket is going well,” Warren said.

“I’m bowling quite well. I’m not taking a bucket-load of wickets but I’m bowling the right areas and I’m able to beat the batsmen.”

The 20-year-old played in Orange City’s first grade victory over Kinross this season taking 2-15 from his eight overs.

Last weekend he played a key role in Orange’s six-wicket win over Blue Mountains in the Mitchell Cricket Council colts competition.

Warren took 2-20 from his 10 overs and at one point worked with Ed Morrish to have Blue Mountains at 4-13.

The left-arm quick will be one of a few bowlers who have knowledge on Cowra for tomorrow’s game.

Warren was part of the Orange ‘Colts’ side which lost to Cowra in the Country Shield match last month.

The bowler was still strong taking 1-21 from his nine overs.

In that game, Western Zone representative Joe Kershaw dominated taking 6-22 before top-scoring for Cowra with 73.

Warren said Cowra will test Orange tomorrow.

“They weren’t too bad,” Warren said.

The young bowler is just happy to be selected in the open side.

It has been two seasons since he last represented Orange in the open team.

Now he is part of a strong bowling attack which also includes Josh Sands, Chris Novak and captain Dave Boundy.

“If the captain wants me to take the new ball, I’m happy to do that,” Warren said.

“If he wants me to bowl first change that’s good too. I’ll just do what the captain wants.”

Orange has celebrated just one win this season when they downed Blue Mountains in the President’s Cup opening round.

The team is determined to grab another win and get their WPL season back on track.

They lost their first two WPL rounds to Mudgee and Dubbo and also went down to Parkes in the SCG Country Cup.

Orange’s Western Zone representatives Trent Colley and Liam Gough are being rested for tomorrow’s game as they prepare for the NSW Country Championship the following weekend.

Sunday’s Western Premier League game will be played at Cowra from 10am.

ORANGE: Dave Boundy (c), Charles Litchfield, Matt Findlay, Tom Harbison, James Conn, Luke Clarke, Stuart Naden, Nick Wright, Max Dodds, Josh Sands, Chris Novak, Jono Warren.

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