Ed Morrish has his sights on hallowed turf.
After being named in the Central West Wranglers 20-man squad for this season's Regional Bash knock-out he said he was hopeful of getting to play on the Sydney Cricket Ground again.
"I got a taste of it last year. I got to play at the SCG," he said.
Their hopes of qualifying for an SCG game start with playing Orana at Wade Park on November 1.
He said the squad was hopeful of being competitive this year after dropping out at the semi-final stage over the past two years.
Morrish said the inclusion of Cowra-based Mick Curtale would give the side a boost.
He said he had been working on his own game, with two first-up wins in the BOIDC as captain of reigning premiers Orange City.
"I've got a lot to improve on personally," he said. "I'll get myself up for it."
City is due to clash with rivals Cavaliers in a third-round one day game on Saturday though the forecast heavy rain may play a big part in whether the game goes ahead.
Morrish said City had enjoyed two wins but there was plenty of room for improvement. "Our fightback toward the end of the games has been really, really good," he said. But, he said they needed to be more consistent.
Morrish said COVID-19 hadn't disrupted the team's preparation for the season.
If anything, without a rugby league season, it had enabled players across both sports to be ready for cricket earlier as they had not needed a break after the football season.
"We haven't changed the team over the last two weeks," he said.
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