After the rain-affected start to the season, Lake Albert expect Saturday's game against Wagga City Cats will give them a gauge on how they're tracking, as well as the chance to build some consistency in their young team.
Prior to last weekend's washout, Lake Albert opened with a win against St Michaels when a strong start to the run-chase by openers Alex Tucker (42 off 33) and Samuel Smith (33 off 58) set up victory under the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern system.
"It's always what you want in a big run chase, you've got to get off to a good start and the boys did that so it was good to see in the first game," Cooper said.
"It's hard to get consistency when you can't really train week in week out and we haven't been playing week in week out, so (the start to the year) has been a bit disrupted.
"It'll be important to start well against Cats and hopefully we can come out firing."
The Bulls will be forced into one change from their first round team, with opening bowler Simon Blacka unavailable, but Cooper is keen to see what his side can offer.
"When you're a young side it's always good to play the top sides early in the season, to show them what we need to be at, what standards (are required). Cats are always a tough game and hopefully we can go well," Cooper said.
The skipper took three top-order wickets himself against Saints in a promising start to the season.
"I just take them as they come. Hopefully I can continue with some good form, we'll see how we go," he said.
Wagga City captain Josh Thompson helped his side to a win against Wagga RSL first up, with a half-century and three wickets.
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