Cootamundra without Matt Berkrey for the Stribley Shield match against Wagga

Matt Berkrey will miss the Stribley Shield round to play on the SCG.
Matt Berkrey will miss the Stribley Shield round to play on the SCG.

Cootamundra is looking to end Wagga’s winning run in the Stribley Shield on Sunday

Wagga are undefeated in the competition after a win over Yass in round one while they received a forfeit in round two against Temora.

Cootamundra opened their campaign with a solid six-wicket win over Gundagai/ Tumut, before a four-wicket loss to Yass.

The home side will be missing star batsman Matt Berkrey who will be representing the Wagga Sloggers in the regional Big Bash semi-final on the SCG.

Berkrey was the linchpin in Cootamundra’s competitive score of 184 against Yass where he top scored with 82. 

Jack Caldwell, 17, makes a welcome return and he will certainly boost the Cootamundra batting line up.

Cootamundra side: Dean Bradley (captain), David Garness, Luke Berkrey, Darren Connell, Ryan Connell, Jack Caldwell, John Stephens, Mark Elia, Tom Grace, Ray James, Mick Cronin and Joel Pearson.