Captain Ben Andrews hopes to return Sawtell to the winners’ list.
Captain Ben Andrews hopes to return Sawtell to the winners’ list.

Sawtell set to fight

SAWTELL needs to bounce back from last week’s shock outright defeat when it faces fierce rival Diggers Ex-Services today.

Seven days ago Sawtell players had their eyes on the minor premiership.

Now the team is simply looking for a win at Fitzroy Oval to consolidate its position in the top four.

The team has been bolstered by the return of all-rounder Chris Lawry, and Kelvin McMillan, whom captain Ben Andrews will use to add some much-needed starch to the batting line-up.

The Diggers boys aren’t simply going to roll over and let Sawtell do as it pleases though.

The 50-year-old club finds itself outside the four after being taken over on the points table by Dorrigo last week.

The win over Bellingen last week was the first one since October for Diggers, but the boost of the victory and last week’s special anniversary celebrations will give them plenty of momentum heading into this important encounter.

Coffs Harbour cricket’s two in-form teams go head-to-head on the plateau.

Dorrigo’s points tally has almost tripled over the past month and it finds itself in a great position to face the competition leaders.

PBBC Colts showed plenty of character against a verbose Coffs Tigers last week to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

The Colts will be challenged again this week and if it succeeds will stamp itself as the clear premiership favourite.

Coffs Tigers is odds-on favourites to return to the winners’ list against Bellingen at Brelsford Park.



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