Armidale Cricket: Guyra to face City

Guyra is aiming to get its first grade campaign back on track this Saturday when the two-day competition resumes. 

In their most recent outing against Hillgrove, Guyra couldn't manage to get over the line in a play-off for Sunday's grand final against Easts. 

Batting first, Hillgrove posted 6-215. 

With the ball, Guyra's Mitch Woods managed 3-37 off nine overs, Charlie White 2-44 off nine and Justin McKay 1-25 from seven. 

Guyra's innings with the bat started disastrously with Shane Wolfenden sent back to the grandstand for a duck. 

BJ Cameron followed shortly after with the same result. 

Matt Finlay made five before he was bowled, then Demielle Landsborough was caught on seven. 

Troy Martin was run out on 16. 

White managed to stay at the crease for long enough to raise the bat after notching up 54. 

The remaining batsmen didn't add many more with two more ducks a two and a nine bringing up a total of all out for 100. 

Guyra will have to be better to beat City, who are re-gaining confidence after they managed to topple Easts last Saturday. 

City captain Kyle Taylor said they are starting to believe in themselves.

"It is going to be different, back to the two-day games now," he said. 

"We are just going to have to bowl that really tight line, especially up there in Guyra where the field is so short, if you make one mistake it is going to go.

"It is going to be hard for positions this week especially coming off a big win. 

"Hopefully we can get our full-strength team on the field."

Before they take the field for the two-day games, the Armidale Cricket Twenty20 Big Bash finals will get underway on Friday night. 

The battle between third and fourth will be contested between Ray White Rural-Cressbrook Merino and New England Sheds. 

Finlay, White and Taylor will line up for the New England Sheds team while Woods takes the field for the Ray White-Cressbrook side. 

The final will be a grand final re-match from last year with Um, Yep, which includes Ben Jackson, BJ Cameron and Matt Jackson taking on Sportspower. 

The first game will be at 5.30pm at the Armidale sportsground. 

Full bar and barbeque available and gold coin entry donated to CanAssist.