Nicholls looks to pursue a victory
By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.dyndns.org
THE OPPORTUNITY to justify his promotion could be the spark for The Glen's Greg Nicholls when he returns to the crease at Sun Valley today.
Nicholls, better known for his frugal seamers, has the chance to lead the defending premiers to victory on day two of their crucial Gladstone Cricket A grade match-up against Calliope.
It is a key match for The Glen who are currently in third place, while it is all about pride for the Roosters. The Glen resumes today at 2-23, with Nicholls on three not out and Liam Kirk on four, needing another 149 runs to win.
Kirk will be the key wicket, with the left-hander currently leading the A grade averages with 283 runs at 56.60.
But it won't be easy against a Roosters attack spearheaded by the two leading A grade wickettakers, Scott Tippet and Dan Williams. The match is certainly well-placed for an exciting finish and as long as the rain clouds stay away, either team is capable of victory.
In today's one-day clash, the high-flying Brothers are looking to continue their good run of form going when they host bottom side BITS at Clinton Park.
Brothers may have secured the first grand final place last week, but skipper Pat Laws is keen for his team to keep winning.
Laws has been the catalyst for the Brethren's success, leading all run-scorers with 358 runs at 51.14 and backing that up with 17 wickets at 9.35.
He is no doubt the man BITS under new skipper Lucas Hall need to keep quiet.
Due to work commitments, Hall has taken over from Jaysen Chilcott and he will be hoping a change of leadership does the trick here.
A grade ladder Brothers 88.76, Yaralla 70.35, The Glen 67.60, Calliope 54.39, BITS 52.98