Digging deep for replay
A PROMISING start to the season by Diggers Ex-Services could be undone if it loses this afternoon’s vital grand final replay against Park Beach Bowling Club (PBBC) Colts.
Diggers looked in line for another grand final appearance this summer after winning its opening two matches of the season. Since then the club has lost two matches on the trot and a further loss in today’s one-day clash at Coffs Coast Sport and Leisure Park (CCSLP) could see it lose touch with the top of the ladder.
“We had a yarn last week about complacency,” Diggers’ captain Stephen Meakins said about the recent run of losses.
“The attendance at training this week has been much better and hopefully that starts a turn around in our fortunes.”
This afternoon’s other cricket matches will see the two top teams meet the two bottom teams.
Competition leaders Sawtell will go into today’s encounter against Bellingen at Richardson Park as warm favourites.
Despite the gulf in ladder positions between the two teams, the home team is unlikely to enjoy one-way traffic today as Bellingen’s morale will be boosted by their maiden victory last week.
For the first time this season Coffs Tigers will not be entering a match as the underdogs.
Three wins on the trot see the Tigers sitting in second position on the CHDCA table and they are expected to overcome an undermanned Dorrigo today at Brelsford Park.