Port Lincoln cricketers vy for Henderson, Horgan Shields

GT PLAYER OF THE WEEK

After starting his innings cautiously Tasman’s Matt Dyer produced the standout knock of the weekend, smashing 138 against Lincoln South and is this week’s player of the week.

BATTING: Wayback's Hamish Newman batting in his team's win over SES at the weekend.

BATTING: Wayback's Hamish Newman batting in his team's win over SES at the weekend.

HENDERSON SHIELD

This weekend will see last year’s grand finalist Far West battle it out against Port Lincoln at Centenary Oval on Saturday. 

The Port Lincoln team will be led by first-time captain Ryan Cottrell from Charlton and chief of selectors Stephen Orchard has chosen an extremely strong squad for both sides this weekend.

It is expected that the Southern Eyre South powerhouse opening partnership of Ben Smith and Jacob Watson will open the batting.

The middle order we packed with the likes of Dyer, Cottrell, O’Dea with Possibly Campbell and Yancic.

Jack Shanley and Brent Harris are tipped to take the new ball with Siebert to join them along with potentially Clarke, Wright or Frick.

The second 11 will be skippered by Roger Puckridge and he will have a fantastic side to choose from with some players unlucky not to be in the first 11.

Play starts at 10.30am at Centenary Oval for the first 11.

The second 11 will also start at 10.30am at Ravendale (complex).

Sunday will see the teams travel to Kimba to play their second fixture.

That is what will be training tonight at the Wayback Cricket Club where the final teams will be announced for this weekend’s matches.

HORGAN SHIELD

Port Lincoln begins its defence of its last season Horgan Shield premiership this weekend with two games, Saturday at Ravendale Oval and Sunday up at Kimba.

With half of last season’s winning team now into senior cricket, this year’s crop of youngsters have stepped up and will give their all in pursuit of back-to-back titles.

The team has a good spread of players and will be coached by Paul ‘Sammy’ Newman.

With plenty of options with the ball, the sides attack will be led by Tod River’s Max Coote and the experienced spin of Jaiden Jude.

Wayback’s captain and EP under 16 opening batsman Hamish Newman will captain the team and open the batting with Southern Eyre Souths’ Brock Davis who is in great touch.

The solid middle order of Jude, Wilson McShane, Aaron Siebert and Jackson Smith will be looking to post a competitive total.

Bowling duties will fall with Torren Quinn, Cody Siebert, Brett Woolford and Bohdi Fauser who all have taken good wickets at club level in both seniors and juniors.

Taking the gloves this year is last season’s premiership keeper Camden Madden whose slick hands behind the stumps will support the bowling attack.

FINAL TEAM

Hamish Newman (c), Jaiden Jude (vc), Camden Madden, Brock Davis, Wilson McShane, Max Coote, Jackson Smith, Aaron Siebert, Brett Woolford, Cody Siebert, Torren Quinn, Bohdi Fauser.