Colts Phelans set to make season debut against a rebuilt Laane

Laaneʼs results from last season seemed world a way at the weekend with the side posting a massive victory over MKM. Nikolai Charles is one of several recruits to have bolstered the side this season.

Laanecoorie Dunolly has the chance to make a big statement this Saturday, taking on last year ’s one-day cup winners, Colts Phelans in Colts’ first game of the season.

After claiming just one win in 2018, Laane enlisted some massive recruits over the winter to turn things around.

This improvement was put on show last Saturday with a 137-run win over MKM in round one, but to knock off Colts this weekend will prove a tough task.

Colts had a cracking 2018/19 season, winning all of its one-day games including the one-day cup, dropping just one two-dayer throughout the home and away season and narrowly missing out on its second flag in the two-day grand final with Clunes.

There has been a lot of disruption for Colts this season however, with the side losing four of its players, and having the bye in round one.

Colts farewelled English import James Copeland who made 442 runs and was wicket keeper last season as well as father-son duo Aaron and Tarkyn Balzan who combined made over 380 runs for the side and also Mitch Bench who was handy with both bat and ball, making 129 runs and taking 12 wickets.

Another change saw Colts appoint Rhys Egan to lead the side this season in his first senior captaincy role and also saw the team welcome back Kane Shepherd.

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