Mike Richards GLACRIK

Sights set on a home final

JOSH Hall has averaged 45.6 for The Glen so far this cricket season, a performance which earned him a promotion to the Gladstone representative side.

After a rough start in the first two weeks of play, Hall rebounded well with three straight half centuries to be one of its best performers.

Now he's set his sights on beating Central Highlands to secure a home final.

"Hopefully we can get a good win and get the home final and go from there," he said.

"I am just happy to be out there."

With a lot of talent in the Gladstone side, the 21-year-old Hall said he would be happy simply to field and leave it to Gladstone's top order to set up a winning score.

Unsure of where he will bat in the line-up, Hall is preparing himself for anything.

"I have played plenty of representative cricket, it shouldn't be any different," he said.

The Gladstone duty may even prove to be easier than club cricket for Hall, who currently filling in as the wicketkeeper for The Glen.

With Hayden Warwick in the outfield still nursing his thumb after a break and Dave Heymer required for bowling, Hall is wearing the gloves and having to focus every ball, so the change to a regular batsman role will take some pressure off.

The only potential problem is sore legs from keeping for The Glen against Gladstone Brothers on Saturday before following it up playing on Sunday against Central Highlands.

"We will see, ask me on Sunday afternoon," he said with a laugh.

"It doesn't make a difference, I only started keeping this year and have batted well still."

This weekend's cricket

Saturday:

BITS v Yaralla - Boyne Island Oval, 12.30pm

Gladstone Brothers v The Glen - Clinton Oval, 12.30pm

Sunday:

Gladstone seniors v Central Highlands - Sun Valley Oval, 9.30am

Gladstone U21 v Central Highlands - Clinton Oval, 9.30am



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