Wanderers relish top billing

“THERE’S no extra pressure.”

Wanderers skipper Darrell Kennewell says qualifying for the Orange District Cricket Association T20 finals undefeated doesn’t put his team under the pump at all.

Wanderers easily accounted for CYMS and Waratahs in the pool stage, but Kennewell said the unbeaten status gave his team confidence rather than anxiety.

“We’ve got a pretty level-headed bunch of guys,” he said.

“We know we bat all the way down to 11, and we know we have the bowlers to back it up. We have proved that we can beat every team in second grade, and probably match it with a few first grade sides.

“Being undefeated in all cricket makes us confident, but we aren’t cocky.”

Kennewell expects a tough game from Centrals, highlighting the unpredictability of T20 as a factor.

“I’m more worried about their batting line-up than their bowling,” he explained.

“But anything can happen in this game, and we take it seriously.

“It is a bit of hit and giggle for us, but you still want to win.”

Kennewell said the T20 trophy was a nice change on the monotony of longer form cricket.

“The competition is a good way to break the season up, and stop boredom,” he said.

“Our goal at the start of the season was to just give everyone a go, and enjoy our cricket. We do enjoy it obviously, but with our success our goals have changed to winning every trophy we possibly can.”

Both semi-finals start at 12pm, with Wanderers playing Centrals at Jack Brabham 1 and Orange City taking on Gladstone at Jack Brabham 2.

The two winners will then face off in the final at Wade Park, starting at 6pm.


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