Big test for Walla

WALLA’S young top order will face its biggest test to date against ladder leader Rand in the Brocklesby and District association at Rand today.

After being out of top division cricket for several years, the Hoppers have made a strong return with Justin Carter, Joel Merkel, Daniel Mott and Aaron Siemienowicz contributing well.

Today, they have to see off key Rand bowlers Will Swift, Brayden Ralston and Ryan Kirkwood to post a competitive score.

Rand boasts plenty of batting strength batting as well with James and Chris Kreutzberger expected to be the matchwinners.

Burrumbuttock takes on Oaklands while Balldale has the bye.