Griffith defending O'Farrell Cup against West Wyalong

Griffith’s strength will again be tested this weekend when both the O’Farrell and Creet Cup come under threat on Sunday.

RUNS ON THE BOARD: Griffith captain Haydn Pascoe has called on his side's middle order to stand tall in this weekend's O'Farrell Cup clash. PHOTO: Anthony Stipo

RUNS ON THE BOARD: Griffith captain Haydn Pascoe has called on his side's middle order to stand tall in this weekend's O'Farrell Cup clash. PHOTO: Anthony Stipo

After last week’s O'Farrell Cup game was postponed until this weekend, Griffith will take on West Wyalong for a chance to keep possession of the cup for a third week.

In the last game against Young, the home side was able to escape with the Cup in hand after only scoring 100 in their first innings, and captain Haydn Pascoe knows there will need to be improvements made if they want to keep the cup.

“The middle order will have to stand up this weekend,” he said.

“We were two for 60 and then fell to 8 for 70 we need a bit more stability.

“In saying that you don’t see some pick up a double hat-trick every weekend.

“Hopefully if we bat first this weekend we are able to put a good total on the board or chase down whatever we need to.”

Pascoe feels it should be a point of pride for the cricketing community around Griffith that they have to two challenge trophies in their possessions.

“Having the two cups in our possession shows the strength of Griffith cricket at the moment, and hopefully we can continue to show our skills,” he said.

The sides have faced off once already this season on the representative field at the Murrumbidgee Big Bash final back in October.

Griffith took the clash thanks to half-centuries from Adam Whatley and Pascoe while an all-round bowling performance saw the home side take a 59-run victory.

The clash between the two sides will get underway at 10.30 at Exies No 2.

Having the two cups in our possession shows the strength of Griffith cricket at the moment

O’Farrell Side: Hayden Pascoe (c), Phil Burge, Dom Brown, Matt Peruzzi, Theo Valeri, Lucas Conlan, Dean Bennett, Jimmy Binks, Jamie Winkler, Satvir Chahal, Marc Tucker, Will Kennedy