St Michaels are starring down the barrel of consecutive losses heading into the Christmas break but coach Ryan Forsyth believes its a chance to show what they’ve made of.
After going unbeaten through the first five rounds of the competition, the Saints have been set a big task to avoid their second loss of the season.
After 16-year-old Mitch Cawley’s century helped Wagga City to 6-319 on the first day of the clash, the Saints have their backs against the wall.
“It's a massive task but we still believe we can do it,” Forsyth said.
“We are keen to make amends for our batting performance from the week before.
“We’ve been set a big challenge and that is exciting.
“It’s not going to get easier come finals and that is the type of cricket we want to be playing.”
St Michaels will welcome back Ryan Price, who was unavailable last week, while Gundagai youngster Sam Nicholls will make his debut.
The 18-year-old has moved to the club as he searches for a higher level of cricket before making a trip to England next year.
“He will probably add a bit to our batting and bowling,” Forsyth said.
“We want to give him an opportunity at that level before Christmas.”
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