AFTER two wins in two weeks, CYMS captain Hugh Le Lievre admits his young side has impressed him over the opening fortnight of the 2013-14 Orange District Cricket Association season.
But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing the green and golds can improve on.
Far from it.
CYMS tackle Kinross today at KWS Main Oval and Le Lievre is determined to ensure his side continues its solid form to begin 2013-14 by matching a notoriously brilliant fielding effort from Kinross with a similar display by those in green and gold.
“Week-to-week opponents vary but fielding and holding our chances when they come is the big one,” Le Lievre said.
“I think we’ve improved from week one to week two and certainly I’d hope that improvement will continue heading into week three. We’ve got a stable side now which is the exciting part.
“Our bowling group has done well and our batting improved last week.”
The CYMS club has blooded a lot of talent this year.
Young quick Todd Murphy is the obvious one, having been called into Orange’s open representative side for last weekend’s opening Western Zone Premier League clash against Parkes.
Le Lievre was rapt for Murphy and labelled the debut as well deserved.
But at the top order, the new CYMS skipper has been thrilled with the work of opener Grant Koch.
“He’s come through the junior system and played lower grade cricket and he’s someone who has really impressed me,” Le Lievre said.
“When we get a few guys back these guys will certainly be still pushing for selection.”
Kinross has started the year well.
The students won their first game of the season handily versus Centrals, winning by six wickets, but suffered a tough 96-run loss against Cavaliers last weekend.
Batting-wise today, Kinross will do it tough without Charlie Litchfield and Toby Polkinghorne, both on representative duty at the under 17s country championship. Stu and Peter Crisp come in.
CYMS welcome back Dave Neil and Hamish Finlayson for today’s game, with the economical Finlayson set to form a deadly bowling trio with the in form Al Dhatt and Le Lievre in the middle-part of the fielding 40 overs.
CYMS take on Kinross at KWS Main Oval from 1pm today.