Leagues prepare to take on Coro in GDCA first grade

BIG PERFORMANCE: Leagues' captain Ben Leach is hoping for a big effort from Oliver Coulman during their game against Coro Cougars. PHOTO: Anthony Stipo
BIG PERFORMANCE: Leagues' captain Ben Leach is hoping for a big effort from Oliver Coulman during their game against Coro Cougars. PHOTO: Anthony Stipo

Ahead of the showdown between the two benchmark teams over the past few years, Leagues will go into their game against Coro Cougars under lights at Exies No 1 missing some of their key players.

The Panthers will be without Logan Matheson, Liam Greenaway, captain Paul Plummer and key bowler Satvir Chahal with stand-in captain Ben Leach knowing it will be a challenge for his side.

“We are looking a bit short at the moment, and it has been a bit of a problem all season,” he said.

“We will be looking for some of the B-graders to step up in the absence of those guys and we will have Jimmy Binks back as well which is a boost.”

Leach is also tipping one of his side’s batsman to make an impact this weekend.

“I think Oliver Coulman is in for a big one,” he said.

“He has looked solid in the nets but has just made some bad shots when he gets in.”

So far this season Leagues find themselves with two wins, two draws and two losses and Leach said his side are happy with the start they have made.

“It hasn’t been too bad,” he said.

“We have been competitive in all of our games and have only suffered two close losses to Diggers, so I think we will be right up there come the end of the season.”

Heading into the game against Coro they know what will be key to there success.

“Dean (Bennett) and Haydos (Haydn Pascoe) have been going pretty well so far this year,” he said.

“All the Coro batsmen can hold the bat, but those two will be key wickets.”