Exies taking on Hanwood in GDCA First Grade

Exies have been the team to beat after the first eight rounds of the competition having only dropped one game so far this season.

EVERYONE CHIPPING IN: Exies' Joel Mulder made a handy contribution during his side's last game against Coro. PHOTO: Anthony Stipo

EVERYONE CHIPPING IN: Exies' Joel Mulder made a handy contribution during his side's last game against Coro. PHOTO: Anthony Stipo

They will be looking to keep their momentum going when they take on Hanwood at Hanwood Oval on Saturday afternoon.

According to captain Phil Burge, their success has come from contributions from more than just one player.

“We have had some individuals stand up when we needed them,” he said.

“We have been in tough situations, and those guys have been able to stand tall when we needed them most.”

So far this season the main contributors with the bat have been Alistair Burge, with 171 runs, and Jamie Winkler, with 169 runs, who are currently sitting in the top four for runs scored so far this season.

“Jamie performed well at the start of the season, and then Tom Spry and Alistair have been playing some handy innings of late.”

Spry has scored 109 runs in his four appearances this season while Joel Mulder also makes the top 10 with 101 runs in seven games.

The rain around the area of late has caused some issues with Exies as they prepare for this weekend as the wet conditions have meant they haven’t been able to train and aren’t quite sure how they will look come Saturday.

The moisture in the pitch on Saturday could also make the game a bit more unpredictable.

“If Hanwood has a full-strength team it will be a tough task,” he said.

“No games are easy in this competition, and we aren’t sure how the wicket will play given the rain that we have had lately.”

Umpire Draw

1st Grade

Saturday Timed Cricket

1.00pm  Hanwood V Exies  at Hanwood  Joe Catanzariti

4.30pm  Leagues v Coro  at  Exies 1   Garry Tucker  & Peter  Davis

2nd Grade

Friday 35 overs

5.45pm start Leagues v Coro  at Exies 1  Richie Alvaro & Doug Cattanach

Saturday 40 overs

1.00pm Coleambally V Yenda  at Coly 1  Don Coleman

Diggers  v Hanwood  at Westend   Gordon Browne

3rd Grade

Saturday  35 overs

1.00pm Leagues  v Hanwood  at Collina  Glen Bock

1.00pm Coleambally v Coro  at Coly  Richie Alvaro

Sunday: Representative Cricket

10.30am: Creet Cup  Griffith v Hay  at Exies 1  Peter Davis

10.30am: Lawson Cup Griffith v Hay  at Exies 2   Glen Bock