Wild Dogs are ready to snarl

Western Park spearhead Troy Lehman will play a key role in the WDCA's Country Week attack. 187117 Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS

By Russell Bennett

The Warragul and District Cricket Association has announced the squad that will represent the competition later this month in Division 3 of the Victorian Country Cricket League (VCCL) Melbourne Country Week.

The Wild Dogs will open their campaign on Monday, 18 February against Goulburn Murray at Toorak Park, before then facing Hamilton District the following day at Gordon Barnard Reserve in Balwyn North.

They’ll then battle the South West Cricket Association at JK Grant Reserve in Altona on the Wednesday, before taking on Bellarine Peninsula in Hoppers Crossing in Round 4 on Thursday the 21st.

The final, should the WDCA make it, will be played on Friday the 22nd at Beach oval in Brighton.

Fraser Duncan will skipper the Wild Dogs, with Jack Armour his deputy.

The WDCA squad includes:
Fraser Duncan [Hallora] (c): 426 runs in all forms at 32.8, 3 wickets at 17
Jack Armour [Buln Buln] (vc): 465 runs at 33.2, 19 total dismissals
Sam Batson [Western Park]: 272 runs at 30.2, 16 wickets at 17.9
Ben Spicer [Ellinbank]: 543 runs at 49.4, 13 wickets at 27.8
Brad Glover [Drouin]: 22 wickets at 14.5
Troy Lehman [Western Park]: 28 wickets at 15
Max Kelly [Buln Buln]: 242 runs at 24.2, 12 wickets at 28.5
James Williams [Hallora]: 25 wickets at 13.9
Matt Farthing [Ellinbank]: 362 runs at 36.2
Nuwan Perera [Yarragon]: 414 runs at 34.5, 19 wickets at 22.4
Hussain Ali [Jindivick]: 350 runs at 26.9, 22 wickets at 21.7
Sanjaya Gangodawila [Western Park]: 502 runs at 35.9, 11 wickets at 13.8
Danny Sheehan [Western Park]: 338 runs at 37.6, 13 wickets at 17.2
James Vela [Hallora]: 459 runs at 35.3
Corey Jagoe [Buln Buln]: 377 runs at 29, 5 wickets at 15.6
Gamini Kumara [Yarragon]: 564 runs at 51.3, 23 wickets at 16.3

Last year’s Country Week skipper Sam Batson (who returned from injury midway through this season) will also form part of the leadership group. Norm Berry is the coach of the side.

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