Bulls seeking redemption against Tigers in Twenty20 meeting

RAIN has messed around with the Bathurst District Cricket Association first grade season so much that the last time Centennials Bulls and ORC played a match it was against each other.

Should the inclement weather stay away this Saturday then a great game of Twenty20 cricket could unfold between the two teams at Morse Park 1.

GIVE US A GAME: Jem Nash and Centennials Bulls are hungry for game time. They face ORC at Morse Park 1 this Saturday. The last first grade match either club had was against each other. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

GIVE US A GAME: Jem Nash and Centennials Bulls are hungry for game time. They face ORC at Morse Park 1 this Saturday. The last first grade match either club had was against each other. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

The Tigers currently have the bragging rights over the Bulls thanks to their win in last month’s one-day meeting at the same ground.

In one of the season’s most exciting matches to date ORC defended their total of 253 by just 23 runs.

In Twenty20 games anything can happen.

Andrew Brown

Josh Toole (110) and Ryan Gurney’s (54) innings couldn’t get the Bulls home.

Now the clubs meet in the game’s shortest format and Bulls coach Andrew Brown said it’s a chance to hit back.

“The Sellers boys [Wayne and Dave] are pretty dangerous openers. They helped put on a good total against us last game, but the pitch wasn’t too hard to get runs on,” he said.

“In that last game Tooley and Ryan got themselves going but the rest of us fell around them. In Twenty20 games anything can happen though.”

Toole won’t be there for this Saturday’s meeting which takes some sting out of the Bulls’ lineup.

“We’ll have five players out this weekend,” Brown said.

“We’ve probably used only 15 or so players all year for first grade which is really good. We haven’t had to drag up many guys from second grade so far.”

Bulls will have had a match of Twenty20 under their belts before Saturday’s meeting having played Lithgow Lightning in Royal Hotel Cup action on Friday night.

Both teams come into Saturday’s game with two wins and two losses so far this season.

In the second of the day’s Twenty20 games Bulls will play Rugby Union at Morse Park 2 while ORC play City Colts at the Sportsground.