Griffith has chosen a side brimming with youth for its Creet Cup match against Ardlethan-Barellan this Sunday.
With six of the 12 squad members still in their teens, it’s one of the youngest sides Griffith District Cricket Association president Brenton Harrison seen since the days of the Griffith under 18s Creet Cup side.
That’s the main thing they [young players] bring – a lot of energy but they also bring a lot of skill.- Griffith Creet Cup captain Pat Whittard
“Usually there’s just a couple young fellas in the side which was evident in the O’Farrell Cup game we won with the likes of Dean [Bennett] and Reece [Matheson],” Harrison said.
Along with Matheson and Bennett, Luke Shannon, Charlie Cunial, Ryan and Liam Greenaway will round out the teenager brigade in the side under captain Pat Whittard.
Whittard is looking forward to leading by example and knows there will be one key area his side won’t be lacking in.
“Energy,” Whittard said.
“That’s the main thing they [young players] bring – a lot of energy but they also bring a lot of skill.
“They can also teach us older guys a thing or two on how they’re playing cricket and we can learn off them a bit.”
Griffith will take a mountain of confidence into the match after a strong 151-run win against Hay in the Creet Cup last start.
Matheson scored 35 runs and Andrew Potter – who has also been retained – scored a valuable 22 at the top of the order.
On the bowling side of things, Satvir Chahal (3/8) and Alex Flood (2/11) – who will both back up for Griffith again on Sunday – were at their miserly best.
Sunday’s Creet Cup match will be played in Ardlethan with a team bus to leave McDonalds at 8.45am.
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