Lake Albert out to bounce back against Wagga City

Jesse Hampton is back for Lake Albert this week to face Wagga City.
Jesse Hampton is back for Lake Albert this week to face Wagga City.

Lake Albert are looking to make the most of taking on a Wagga City outfit without Jon Nicoll.

With Nicoll away with Riverina representative duties Bulls captain Alex Smeeth wants his team to take advantage at McPherson Oval.

“It is a big (challenge) but Jon Nicoll is obviously away so that is a massive out for them with the bat and the ball,” Smeeth said.

“That certainly gives us a chance even though they still have some really dangerous players.

“If we put in a performance together, certainly better than last week, we are going in with the confidence we can win.”

Isaac Cooper and Jesse Hampton come back into the team after a poor performance against Kooringal Colts.

Hampton has made his available while the West Wyalong competition is on the break for harvest and will add some quality to their line up.

The unavailable Danny Webber and Nathan Brookes come out of the day.

Wagga City are yet to taste defeat this season while Lake Albert have had a win and a loss to start the season.

Coming off the 38-run loss to the Colts, Smeeth is looking for a much improved effort against the premiers.

“Our discipline was shocking with the ball, in the field and with the bat,” he said.

“We didn’t bowl or bat in partnerships, we bowled too many wides, too many no balls and dropped a couple of catches.”