Qureshi tips Outlaws for title

TOOLE TIME: Bathurst's Josh Toole hits out during the Regional Bash at Dubbo. Photo: NICK GUTHRIE

TOOLE TIME: Bathurst's Josh Toole hits out during the Regional Bash at Dubbo. Photo: NICK GUTHRIE

After seeing the strength of the Orana Outlaws first hand, Central West captain Jameel Qureshi sees no reason why last season’s semi-finalists can’t go all the way in this summer’s Plan B Regional Bash.

For the second consecutive year the Outlaws knocked the Wranglers out in round one of the Cricket NSW Twenty20 tournament, with a seven-wicket victory at No. 1 Oval a convincing one.

After winning the toss and batting, key man Qureshi was one of the wickets to fall during the Wranglers collapse from 1-81 to all out for 106.

They’re very strong and went a long way last year ... they’re very dangerous. - Wranglers skipper Jameel Qureshi on Orana

The Outlaws cruised to that total and reached the target with more than five overs to spare and the beaten captain has no doubt the Orana side can go one better than last season, where it lost to eventual champions, the Border Bullets, at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

“Absolutely, they’ve got a good side,” he said.

“They’re very strong and went a long way last year and they’re full of good players everywhere.

“They’re very dangerous.”

Qureshi pointed to the depth of the Orana side as its greatest strength, the bowling department especially, headed by tearaway quick Ben Patterson.

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