Narromine inter-town competition begins

GOING FOR GOLD: Reigning premiers; Buddah/Bowling Club will be looking to defend their title. Photo: CONTRIBUTED.
GOING FOR GOLD: Reigning premiers; Buddah/Bowling Club will be looking to defend their title. Photo: CONTRIBUTED.

Narromine District competition resumes this Sunday October 22nd at Dundas and Peyton Parks.

A new and exciting format is sure to entice players back to cricket and introduce the younger players to the faster format of 20/20 style.

The competition will be played on the third Sunday of each month, with four games being played from 10.30am. Teams will still play for the Western Store Cup, sponsored by the Narromine USMC.

Our four traditional clubs will play as their pub sponsor, Backwater/Courthouse, Buddah/Bowling Club, Colts/Golf Club and Gin Gin/Aero Club.

NDCA President, Adam “moose” Davis, said the change to the competition structure was important to keep cricket being played at a senior level in Narromine.

Our player numbers have declined for a number of seasons and the new structure will allow players who could not commit to a full season of cricket, play the one Sunday each month.

In a preview of the competition, Adam could not be drawn on who may be the title favourite.

Golf club/Colts will be a strong all round side with big hitting Jacob “who’s Andy Bichel” Short, and tearaway fast bowler Alex “Arnie” Sambrook leading the charge.

Defending premiers, Buddah/Bowling Club, will rely on Bart “ soft hands” Goodman to take wickets in his 4 overs and hope Brad “I don’t leave straight ones” Freeth can belt a few over the fence.

Courthouse/Backwater will hope Carlos Nyklon and Daniel Flannery are fit enough Sunday mornings to do the bulk of the work for old stagers like Munny and George.

Defending premiers, Buddah/Bowling Club, will rely on Bart “ soft hands” Goodman to take wickets in his 4 overs and hope Brad “I don’t leave straight ones” Freeth can belt a few over the fence.

Mark Munro, Cricket Correspondent

Gin Gin/Aero Club are an unknown at this early stage of the season. Brad “moobs” Naylor and Richie “I won’t get out” Flynn leading the way.

The Narromine junior cricketers will be cooking the BBQ for all.

Narromine is still well represented in the local intertown plate competition with the first game against Nyngan, in Narromine on October 29.

Saturday cricket this season will take place in Dubbo for 25 of Narromine’s finest cricketers with the Newtown club.