Battle at Frew Park commences

CHANGE OF PACE: Mil Lel's Darren Whitehorn will look for a solid performance in his first two-day game for his new club. Picture: JAMES MURPHY

James Murphy


MIL Lel will look to bounce back from a loss last week when it hosts South Gambier over two days this round.

The side has already doubled its wins from last season, with successes in the first two rounds, which has it in second spot on the ladder heading into Round 4.

Meanwhile, the Demons have yet to post a win this campaign.

They will hope to change this, but will need to start well on day one to make victory an achievable reality.

Last week South had a nail-biting loss to East Gambier, falling five runs short of a win.

Openers Stephen Easterbrook and Robert Drenthen were the best with the bat, scoring 42 and 53 runs respectively.

A guest appearance from Elwood Geary bolstered the bowling ranks last round and he claimed three wickets.

Drenthen also had multiple scalps with two, while the likes of Bryce Whicker and Jakob Opie could also be ones to watch.

Looking at Mil Lel and it has performed well with both bat and ball.

Darcy Williamson and William Rowland top scored against the Demons in Round 1, with 70 and 58 runs respectively.

Since then, captain Jack Miller had an unbeaten 65 against Penola and Rowland had a 43 last week.

Archer Virtanen has also been a consistent performer with the bat.

With the ball it has been a relatively even spread, with Miller, Harry Hicks, Darren Whitehorn and Mitchell Little – to name only a few – all proving capable to date.