Warriors’ new weapon to take down in-form Cavs as skipper returns

BACK IN ACTION: Orange City captain Craig Rogan leaves a delivery while taking on Cavaliers last season.
BACK IN ACTION: Orange City captain Craig Rogan leaves a delivery while taking on Cavaliers last season.

Orange City skiper Craig Rogan will play his first game since returning from injury after recovering from a bulged disc in his back, and he’s brought a new fast-bowling weapon to one of the most dangerous attacks in the competition. 

The attack – lead by Morrish, Jackson Coote and Brett Causer – will be even harder to overcome this week with the addition of NSW Premier Cricket player Taylor Beatty. 

Beatty has only been training with the club for the past week, but will likely take the new rock to throw down some thunderbolts on Saturday with reports out of the club saying Beatty had some serious pace.

Rogan said he would trust the Manly-Warringah quick to get the job done.

“Taylor comes in and makes our attack even stronger, we’ll throw him the ball and tell him to do what you’ve got to do,” he said.

“He’s played more first-grade cricket that anyone else in the team so he knows what he’s doing.”

Rogan said it was a good week to strengthen the Warriors’ already-strong bowling line-up, coming up against the in-form Cavaliers, who are the only side the Warriors haven’t beaten this season. 

Especially after Matt Corben and Josh Doherty put the competition on notice with a 148-run stand last week, with Doherty going on to score 102. 

“There’s no doubt Josh and Matt are the danger men and possibly the two strongest bats in the competition,” Rogan said. 

“They’re a danger side … Harry Pearce is also a great young bowler who can do damage with the ball.”

Rogan will help bolster the batting stocks of the ladder-leaders, who have struggled at times with the bat.

However, Rogan was hopeful this week would bring a stronger batting display. 

“We’ve gone a bit batter-heavy with selection this week, but our strength has been bowling.”

He said Tim Lowe would hold his spot and possibly move down as low as number seven.

“We’re looking strong [this week], really strong … we haven’t scored enough all season,” Rogan said. 

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