FOLLOWING figures of 4-44 in his one and only game for Centennials Bulls this season Chris Redding can’t wait to get more Bathurst District Cricket Association first grade action this Saturday.
Rain got in the way of Bulls’ last fixture but there’s sunshine predicted for their meeting with City Colts.
Lithgow native Redding will be ready to lead the charge with the ball and will hope to build upon his impressive 2017-18 season, which included three straight five-fer matches.
The Cents spearhead has enjoyed the transition to Bathurst wickets.
“They’ve been a great team to come to, full of great blokes. It’s a young team and everyone’s been pretty inviting,” he said.
“The competition’s a lot harder over here and the pitches are very different. The ball’s a bit lower and slower than what we’re used to. There’s a bit more grass at Lithgow and a bit more bounce.
“That was a challenge coming over and trying to adjust.
“We’re looking forward to this weekend. Hopefully the weather is nice and we can get a few overs in.”
Redding finished last BDCA season with 24 wickets at an average of 13.7.
Redding is part of a strong Lithgow presence at the club. He was joined by Ryan Gurney in 2017-18 and now Joel Gurney and Mick Hutchinson have come on board.
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