Captain says Yaralla unit poised to hit top gear

YARALLA'S cricket team has started this summer differently to the unit which dominated the premiership race last season, but captain Chris Bye is not concerned.

Despite winning only two of its opening five matches, Bye thinks the team is still the best in the local competition.

"On paper, we are. We just need to bowl in partnerships," he said. "We bowl five good balls an over and then get hit on the sixth one."

The team will benefit when it gets the regular services of strike bowlers Trent Sorohan and Waqar Yunus back consistently.

Out with injury, Sorohan's fast bowling to open the attack has been the biggest piece missing from the side.

But the inconsistent line-ups have given young talent a chance to fill the void, as it will again tomorrow when Yaralla travels to Gracemere.

"Harry Fordyce is showing really good signs and looks freer when he bats," Bye said.

"Josh Andrew has bowled really well for his age, too."



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