BRANXHOLME returned to a semblance of its long awaited best last week, but if it wants to reach this season’s C grade one-day final it must throw everything into its last chance game against College this afternoon.
The Bulls need a monster of a win against the Eagles to dislodge them from joining St Andrew’s in the big game on February 2, but although it is very unlikely that they can bridge the gap, if there’s one thing we know about Branxholme it will be going all out to at least try.
Phil Walker stepped up for the Bulls last week and added vital runs to help Andrew McFarlane, Ray Sutton and Mark Condon produce a winning total and will need to again if Branxholme is to have any chance of stealing second.
College will go into today’s game brimming with confidence, having won its last three matches, including the utter destruction of ladder leader St Andrew’s last week.
Martin Fielke’s return for the Eagles has added another 146 runs in the past two games, and with regular’s Kim Fielke and John McIntosh again among the higher scorers in the competition, and Kim Fielke, James Muir and Charlie Wootton among the top five wicket takers, the seemingly secure place of the Drews at the top is rapidly coming under threat.
The Bulls will fight as is their nature, but College looks to be more of a well rounded team at the moment and should prevail at Myrniong.
Full story in the Spectator on Saturday, January 25, 2014