Border Bullets select strong 20-man squad for Regional Bash cricket opener

BORDER Bullets coach Robbie Jackson believes Sunday’s opening Regional Bash match against Southern Riverina Vipers could be the toughest of their campaign.

Matt Jaensch

Matt Jaensch

Jackson expects the Vipers to throw everything at his team as they start the defence of their crown.

“Historically they are strong down that way,” Jackson said.

“Sport along the Murray River is very strong no matter what sport it is.

“They are no different in cricket.

“If they get their best 12 on the park, they will be hard to beat.

“We’ll just take it one week at a time and see how we go.”

While Jackson is bracing for a tough contest, the Wodonga star couldn’t be happier with his 20-man squad.

 Matt Armstrong will captain the line-up.

Nathan Brown, Brad Dalbosco and Matt Crawshaw are the three required under-21 players while Dilhara Lokuhettige and Chris and Tom Sole are the imports.

“I’m really happy with the squad,” Jackson said.

“It was tough to get it down to 20 let alone 12 on Wednesday night.

“I’d like to think we have most bases covered.

“We have blokes who played last year as well as new blokes who have been playing well.”

The winner will play the victor of the Murrumbidgee Rangers and Wagga Sloggers match in Griffith on October 30.

CAW will train at Billson Park from 6pm on Wednesday.

Sunday’s match at Moama starts at 2pm.

The squad is: Armstrong (c), Ball, N and R. Brown, Cameron, Craig, Crawshaw, Dalbosco, Farrell, Harris, Hatton, Jaensch, Lokuhettige, Marmo, Popko, Simmonds, C and T Sole, Weeding, White.