With a host of injuries and unavailabilty plaguing the Bluebaggers, Orange selectors have been forced to name a young, inexperienced side for Sunday’s President’s Cup clash against Blue Mountains at Country Club Oval.
In fact, they've made seven forced changes from last month’s Country Cup loss to Cowra.
Skipper Richie Venner, along with Hugh Le Lievre, Peter Gott, Nathan Rosser, Matt Corben, Ed Morrish and Mick Hannelly weren’t named for Sunday’s game.
John Warrington, Tom Aggett, Charlie Mortimer, Ed Wright, Fletcher Rose, Lance Hearn and Scott Kennedy come into the side as a result.
Centrals’ skipper Daryl Kennewell will take the reins from Venner, who is reportedly out indefinitely with injury.
“There is a lot of changes, but it’s a good chance for development for a lot of these guys,” Orange coach Dave Boundy said.
“The goal is still to win, we always want to win and with Daryl leading the side everyone knows that fighting spirit will still be there.
“Hopefully the other guys take the chance. It’s a good opportunity for young guys like Fletcher Rose and Lance Hearn, while someone like Scott Kennedy was rewarded for his form.
“He’s a wicket-taker, and he deserves his opportunity.”
Sunday’s game kicks off at 10am at Country Club Oval.
ORANGE: Daryl Kennewell ©, Matt Baker, Jock Cartwright, Josh Doherty, John Warrington, Tom Aggett, Charlie Mortimer, Ed Wright, Fletcher Rose, Lance Hearn, Chris Novak, Scott Kennedy