Natte and Mill keen to take to the pitch for first time this season in A reserve

Donny Armstrong and his Carisbrook teammates will be crossing their fingers for good weather this Saturday, after the entire competition was washed out last weekend.

An inconvenient downpour across the region stalled round three of A reserve cricket, with all five games abandoned.

Local reserve cricketers can’t seem to catch a break with several games abandoned and forfeited in the first two rounds, before wild weather sabotaged round three.

Natte Yallock is still yet to play its first game in the grade, forfeiting its first round clash with Colts Phelans and MKM forfeiting to the Swans in round two.

Set to host Carisbrook at home this weekend, Natte will be eager to make its reserves debut against a familiar opponent.

Brook and Natte were both in B grade’s one-day only competition last season and met in rounds five and 10 with the Swans coming out in front both times.

Both clubs had clear front runners with the bat in hand with Trent

Mortlock (Natte, 344 runs) and Martin Mark (Carisbrook, 332 runs) within the grade’s top three runscorers.

Natte was just as successful with the ball in hand, taking 91 wickets last season, 24 of which came from Mortlock while this was Brook’s downfall with just 51 wickets.

This season however, Cole Harris and Brad Wood have delivered for Brook with three wickets apiece from two games, hinting at a more competitive season.

For more on this story see Page 30 of The Advertiser, Friday, November 8

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