Pressure off winless Narrabri against might of Tamworth

NARRABRI has got nothing to lose this Sunday when it takes on Tamworth at Collins Park for the last round of the War Veterans Cup.

Narrabri has got another duck for the rep season following a similar result last year.

 Tamworth, on the other hand, is undefeated  although it did forfeit to Armidale last game.

Under no illusions about the challenge they face on Sunday, Narrabri captain Lachlan Cameron said the boys just had to go after it.

“We haven’t won a game and they are the second best country team in the state,” Cameron said.

“We have got nothing to lose so are just going to have some fun out there for the last game.”

“Any success we get is a bonus.”

Last season the side knocked up over 200 runs against Tamworth in one innings and would like to do the same again to finish the season.

The captain is looking at himself, Caleb Risson and Nick Smart to get a big score at the top of the order.

“I have got a few starts this year and haven’t gone on so I would like to put a big score on,” Cameron said.

Risson has been in top form  and scoring plenty for Tatts this season, although the former Brisbane grade cricketer has been unable to convert them into Cup or Shield runs.

 Smart has also been getting scores at home and not converting.

“He has shown a lot this season but keeps finding ways to get out,” Cameron said.

“He can be dangerous if he stays in and is capable of a big score.”

Narrabri will also benefit from the return of young opening bowler Dylan Segundo, who is coming back from a shoulder injury.

Segundo has had a top season including selection in the North West team.

All rounder Chris Higgins is also returning to the side.

Higgins put 50 runs on and took four wickets against Armidale this season and should be handy for the home side.

Cameron blames their poor season on letting themselves down in the field.

“The first couple of games we were a bit short but we have not been playing full games,” he said.

“We have a couple of good sessions and then just have one bad session and let the game go.

“It is frustrating but we are a pretty young side.

“The young guys are still finding their feet and we will be more competitive next season.”

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