After a successful Murrumbidgee Big Bash, the neighbouring associations now come together for the Regional Big Bash in Griffith over the weekend.
Murrumbidgee Rangers captain Haydn Pascoe feels the side will put up a good fight with the tools available to them.
“I think the concept (for Murrumbidgee Big Bash) was a great idea,” he said.
“It let us have a look at a few boys we really don’t get to see too often and made selection a lot easier.
“We have a few new boys who we didn’t know too much about who has made the side which is great for us because they have given us some more options with bat and ball.”
Heading into the weekend, Pascoe knows his boys are going to be in for a test when they come up against the likes of Wagga and Albury.
“I have seen both of their sides, and they are pretty strong,” he said.
“It should be a good hard contest and a great experience for our boys.”
Murrumbidgee does have the advantage of playing on home deck, with all the game to be played at Exies Sporties.
“It’s definitely good for us because Exies was keeping a bit low last time we played on it, so we know what to expect,” he said.
“It always adds to the challenge when you have to play away so to have it on our home ground is great.”
Wagga Sloggers are in the box seat to play at the Sydney Cricket Ground for the second year in a row after smashing the Border Bullets, who feature former New Zealand quick Daryl Tuffey, in Albury a couple of weeks ago
Saturday: 7pm Murrumbidgee Rangers v Southern Riverina Vipers (Exies No 1)
Sunday: 9.30am Murrumbidgee Rangers v Wagga Wagga Sloggers (Exies No 2), 1.30pm Murrumbidgee Rangers vs Border Bullets (Exies No 1)
Squad: Haydn Pascoe (c), Dean Aylett, Jacob Bell, Dean Bennett, Dom Brown, Jarrod Cahill, Angus Campbell, Nathan Carn, Hugh Collins, Oliver Delves, Luke Docherty, Al Edis, Jason Hampel, Jesse Hampton, Brendan Hicken, Mitchell Johnson, Logan Matheson, Reece Matheson, Theo Valeri, Adam Whatley
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