Saints’ huge challenge

Justin Jenvey

MYRTLEFORD Saints A grade cricket side faces a tough task when they travel to Yarrawonga on Saturday to take on reigning premiers Yarrawonga/Mulwala in the opening round of the 2014/15 Wangaratta and district cricket season.

The Saints’ A grade side will take on a new look this year after the departures of a number of senior players including Hayden Murray, Jayden Vescio, Kane Stevens, Max Rampling and Peter Jefferies.

But the exit of five of the team’s key players from last year means the club’s younger cricketers will be given plenty of opportunities to play in the competition’s top grade.

Those players are going to be very hard to replace according to Saints president Brad Piazza but he is excited to see how the club’s next generation of cricketers will fare after seeing some good signs at training.

“Training numbers have been very good and everyone’s attitude ahead of the season has been really positive,” Piazza said.

“We have a ready made replacement for Kane Stevens with Vitaly Leschen who bowls off-spin, he played a little bit of A grade last year and showed plenty of promise.

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