Tilney T20 Blitz concludes at Grange this Sunday

Lizzie Sleet @CricketScotland
September 1, 2018 5 years

EASTERN Knights will tomorrow (Sunday) bid to complete a memorable white-ball clean sweep when they entertain Caley Highlanders and Western Warriors in a Tilney T20 Blitz double header at The Grange.

Andrew Brock’s troops already have the Tilney Pro50 Cup in the bag and are odds-on to add a second piece of silverware.

Western Warriors still have a mathematical chance of retaining their title but would need the hosts to lose both their matches heavily to overturn an inferior net run-rate.

Indeed, given that the Knights take on the Highlanders in the first match, the final game of the tournament could effectively be a dead rubber.

However, Brock’s men are sure to approach their task with customary efficiency and the skipper said: “We’re really looking forward to the last of our T20 games.

“Two matches in one day is always a challenge but it should give us good momentum on the day.
“Winning the title would be a great way to sign off on what has been a brilliant and successful season for the Knights.”

The Knights, though, are without no fewer than four key performers in Dylan Budge and Hayes van der Berg while Preston Mommsen is on holiday and Michael Castle unavailable.

In their absence, the Edinburgh-based side have drafted-in Heriot’s all-rounder Michael Shean who is poised to make his debut.

Brock added: “Michael is a quality cricketer who offers with all three disciplines so we are delighted he is joining the squad to potentially make his debut.”

The Highlanders have managed just one win from five games to date but the Broughty Ferry men can never be written off especially with Craig Wallace looking to add to his tally of 160 runs, making him the tournament’s leading scorer.

Meanwhile, the Warriors can only hope that Caley do them a favour in the day’s opening game to keep their slim hopes alive.

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