Coffs Harbour captain and bowler Daryl Parmenter.
Coffs Harbour captain and bowler Daryl Parmenter. LEIGH JENSEN

Parmenter demands smart bowling

WHILE Coffs Harbour have a strong recent record against Macleay Valley in representative cricket, captain Daryl Parmenter refuses to take the opposition lightly ahead of tomorrow’s SCG Country Cup clash at South West Rocks.

Aware that Macleay Valley have already notched up a win in representative cricket this season against Hastings Valley, Parmenter warns that the opposition are capable of making a very big score.

“They play a lot of 40-over cricket in their competition so they will have a lot of hitters in their team,” Parmenter said.

“Our bowlers will need to be on their game and bowl very smart.”

When it comes to having a bowling attack capable of restricting the opposition, Parmenter is more than happy with the one at his disposal.

“I’m very happy with the team the selectors have given me,” he said.

“When you look at the depth of the bowling in the team with players like Rob Eddy, Glen Kesby, Justin Gilbert, Matt Francis and spinners like Joe Willman and Nathan Hinton, we’re not short of options.”

Playing in the statewide knockout competition, the representative skipper admits that Country Cup clashes have an added touch of intensity about them due to the rewards that await teams that make it through to the carnival for the last 16 teams.

“In the last five years Coffs Harbour have made it through to the final stages twice and it’s something we’re keen to do again,” the captain said.

“As the team that represents the Coffs Coast we always go out there trying to make Coffs Harbour proud of us.”

REP CRICKET TEAM

Daryl Parmenter

(Colts)

James Bellamy

(Diggers)

Alex Byrne

(Diggers)

Rob Eddy

(Dorrigo)

Matt Francis

(Colts)

Justin Gilbert

(Dorrigo)

Nathan Hinton

(Colts)

Glen Kesby

(Diggers)

Ben Neaves

(Dorrigo)

Kyle Paterson

(Tigers)

Adam Turner

(Dorrigo)

Joe Willman

(Diggers)



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