Kooringal Colts and South Wagga face off in one-day final

GOING HEAD TO HEAD: South Wagga's Terry Willis and Kooringal Colts' Will Morley face off ahead of the one-day final on Friday night.
GOING HEAD TO HEAD: South Wagga's Terry Willis and Kooringal Colts' Will Morley face off ahead of the one-day final on Friday night.

South Wagga are looking to extend their brilliant run in one-day finals.

The Blues triumphed in last year's decider and looking to add a win over Kooringal Colts to their tally on Friday night.

The two undefeated teams clash at Robertson Oval for the first time this season after bad weather struck when they were supposed to meet three weeks ago.

It means both are unknown quantities, but Kooringal Colts coach Dave Bolton is pleased by how his team has been playing when the weather permits.

"It is hard to tell how things are going as we have barely played two games in a row," Bolton said.

"Every game feels like a start of a new season.

“The games we have played we’ve played pretty well and we’re looking forward to Friday night.”

Colts expect to be at full strength for the clash while the Blues will be without Marc Sheppard.

However he’s the only man missing from their strong 13 at this stage of the season.

South Wagga captain Joel Robinson is confident the Blues can make it back-to-back titles.

“They haven’t lost so obviously they are playing well but we feel like we are playing some pretty good cricket,” Robinson said.

“We want to make sure we do all our basics right as that is what we have being doing well.

“If we can continue that it will go a long way towards being there at the end of the game.”

Bolton has been really pleased with the team’s batting, especially with their ability to chase down totals.

It could be a big factor in the day-night fixture, however Bolton doesn’t expect too much will change in different conditions.

“We are confident whether we are batting first or chasing and batting second,” he said.

“We’ve chased twice batting under lights and the only real difference seems to be the setting sun, which generally occurs at the end of the first innings and the start of the second.

“It makes seeing a little bit difficult when you are looking towards the west but I don’t think it makes too big a difference during the day or during the night.

“We’ve had success both ways and don’t particularly have a preference.”

Robinson doesn’t believe batting or the day or night will be an advantage.

He expects whoever performs the best will win regardless of the conditions at the time.

“The conditions will be really good and batting first or second shouldn’t affect the game,” Robertson said,.

“It will just the team who does all the little things right throughout.”

The match starts at 4.30pm.


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