AFTER an electric start to the season and an extended lull in scoring since, CYMS batsman Eddie Wright has been given his first chance in the senior representative ranks.
Wright will debut for Orange’s under 21s team in tomorrow’s Mitchell Cricket Council colts round five clash against Lithgow, at the Lithgow Showground.
Including the 92 against Waratahs in round four, which cemented his place in CYMS’ first grade line up, Wright has compiled 146 runs with an average of 18.25 in the top grade.
Despite being plagued by inconsistency in recent innings, Wright is confident he can play a big role for the Bluebag colts.
“I’m pretty excited to get the opportunity, even though I definitely haven’t been performing as well as I probably should have,” Wright said.
“I’m sure I can do my job for the team, depending on where I bat.”
Orange will be without regular skipper Hamish Finlayson and leg-spinner Tom Rogers, who copped a full-blooded Richie Venner cover drive to the eye last week.
uckily, there was no permanent damage.
Orange travels to Lithgow looking to rebound from a six-wicket loss to the Blue Mountains, the Cattle Pups’ first win in four seasons.
After wins over Bathurst and Mudgee, by 23 and 76 runs respectively, Orange needs to win to cement a top two finish, and earn a home semi-final.
Wright conceded he knows little of Lithgow, but said the simple things will get Orange over the line.
“I’ve never played for Orange in colts before so I couldn’t tell you much about Lithgow,” he said.
“But with any cricket doing the basics well, the one per centers, will go a long way to getting the win. Personally I’ll just look to build a partnership with the guy at the other end, look for my first 20 in the ‘v’ and stay patient.”
ORANGE: John Warrington, Charles Litchfield, Toby Polkinghorne, James Ryan, Matt Corben, Jake Pauletto, Max Dodds, Eddie Wright, Jono Warren, Andrew Johnson, Sam Nicholls.