Dave Noonan

Grand final spot up for grabs

COFFS Colts captain Chris Moran has been fielding questions all week about how his team dismissed Diggers Ex-Services for a paltry 15 last week.

Rather than giving out some magic formula, Moran says it was cricket's simple methods that got the job done and he hopes his bowlers can do it again this weekend against Sawtell.

“Pressure gets wickets,” Moran said simply of how his bowlers go about their job.

“Our two bowlers did an excellent job last week and they gave nothing away.”

After a slow start to the season, the Colts have found themselves on a winning streak at the right time of the year and they're hoping it can continue this weekend and catapault them into next week's grand final against Dorrigo.

“We've been building as a team all year,” the Colts' skipper added.

“We're always confident in our ability and last week we simply applied the blowtorch and it worked well.”

While there is little doubt about the bowling attack to get the job done, the concern is whether the Colts can make enough runs to stop Sawtell from reaching their fifth consecutive grand final.

“We've been working on our batting and there might be a couple of changes in the batting order this week without doing anything too drastic,” Moran said.

“We've had different guys put their hand up through the year, so we haven't been relying on one bloke to make all the runs.

“If we can all put our heads down then lookout because when you look at the team we virtually bat all the way down to number 11.”

CH&DCA FINAL

At Richardson Park, Sawtell

SAWTELL

COFFS COLTS

David Angus

Matt Rose

Chris Lawry

Trent Statham

Glen Johnson

Daryl Parmenter

Chris Neal

Andrew Firth

Gus Garland

Brad Munro

Brad Lewis (c)

Nathan Hinton

Jeff Butterworth

Neil Coogan

Matt Bailey

Cody Moran

Ben Andrews

Chris Moran (c)

Simon Landrigan

Pat Lindsay

Blair Craddock

Matt Francis

Simon Bathgate


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