AHEAD of today’s one-day clash, Matt Findlay says CYMS is the challenge his table-topping Orange City side is looking for.
“Without taking anything away from Cavs, CYMS will be our biggest challenge at the moment,” Findlay said.
“Top-of-the-table matches are the games you want to be playing in. CYMS are always going to be one of the teams to watch with the player base they’ve got.”
City and CYMS go head-to-head at Wade Park in a re-worked round following the day-one wash out last weekend.
The shorter format won’t worry either side.
In fact, if anything both parties enjoy the one-day game over the two-day format.
City is the Orange District Cricket Competition first grade competition’s clear front-runner, boasting 60 competition points, eight more than both CYMS and Cavaliers with just three rounds remaining before the post season begins.
It’s the time of the year teams are wanting to play their best and, despite being ultra-consistent throughout the summer this far, Orange City is no exception.
“We can’t ask for much more from the boys,” City batsman Matt Findlay said.
“Batting is the key for us. We’ve got the bowling attack and our fielding has improved on past seasons, especially our catching.”
City and CYMS will have no problem adjusting to the 40-over-a-side format, but the move favours no side like it favours Kinross.
The students fare a lot better in one-day matches than they do in the longer forms of the game.
Against Cavaliers, the shorter the better for Kinross.
The two square off at Riawena Oval from 1pm today with Cavaliers desperate to win to maintain a hope of claiming the 2012-13 ODCA first grade minor premiership, while Kinross will be looking to build on its win against Centrals.
Coach Andrew Litchfield hasn’t kept secret his side’s fielding is the key to keeping it in games throughout the year and in today’s game, fielding will be crucial for both Kinross and Cavaliers.