South Dubbo spearhead Andrew Zell bends his back while Brad Cox (Colts) goes on the attack. Souths and Colts will face up in the Amaroo Cup on Friday night and then continue their due in the current Whitney Cup round the next day.South Dubbo skipper Jarrod Simpson and his players will be men on a mission when they clash with RSL-Colts in the Amaroo Cup final at No 1 oval on Friday night.
Mine hosts at the Amaroo Hotel, Jeremy and Veronica Cusack, have sponsored the South Dubbo Cricket Club this season and it would be a real buzz for the players to pull off the inaugural 25×25 limited overs series.
As well, Souths have a club reunion planned for the Amaroo Hotel on Saturday night.
While rain has disrupted the Amaroo Cup competition this season, Souths and Colts should provide plenty of high-class competition.
Souths were the second team through after disposing of Macquarie last Friday night.
With 54 from Andrew Zell and contributions of 23 by
Matt Trumper and John Colwell’s 20, Souths finished on 150.
Then their bowlers did the job on Macquarie, having them out for 124 in reply.
Jason Green hit three sixes in his cavalier 32 while Fred Walford showed he can be just as forceful with 27 including three fours and a six.
One thing Souths and Colts will be looking to do in the final is bat out their 25 overs.
Souths used just 23 of their lot against Macquarie and while the Blues finished 27 runs short of their target, they still had four overs left.
Colts would fancy their chances with the final coming at a time when their batsmen are scoring runs and the bowlers are backing them up.
Captain Ben Day is in rare form with 113 not out last week and 57 not out on Saturday against the recognised South’s attack.
Brad Cox can hit any attack out of the ground and also made 100 the previous week while Jason Ryan, Wes Giddings and Matt Ryan can be just as damaging.
Unfortunately in this style of cricket there is very little that can be said about the bowlers.
More often than not they are on a hiding to nothing and it is a fact of life that every time they bowl a ball the batsman is looking to put it over the boundary.
The action will start at 6pm with the inaugural presentation of the Amaroo Cup immediately afterwards.
And if the Souths and Colts players don’t see enough of each other on Friday night, on Saturday they will be at each other’s throats again when they finish off their Whitney Cup games.
Day (57) and Cox (24) will resume their innings with Colts 1-88 chasing the South Dubbo first innings of 118.
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