Australian seam bowler to make Wisbech debut this weekend

PUBLISHED: 12:03 10 May 2010 | UPDATED: 09:38 02 June 2010

By ADAM LAZZARI A HIGHLY-RATED Australian left-arm seam bowler is set to make is debut for Wisbech first team at Fordham on Saturday. Sam Brandon is due to arrive in the country on Wednesday and Wisbech captain James Williams is confident he will make a

By ADAM LAZZARI

A HIGHLY-RATED Australian left-arm seam bowler is set to make is debut for Wisbech first team at Fordham on Saturday.

Sam Brandon is due to arrive in the country on Wednesday and Wisbech captain James Williams is confident he will make a positive impact.

He said: "Sam has been playing for Caloundra, the same Australian club that I played for and I've heard good reports about him.

"I had already left by the time Sam started playing for them so I've not seen him play but I've spoken to their captain and a few of the lads that I used to play with and they've told me that he is a very good player and that he will fit in well at Wisbech.

"We will also be welcoming Henry Rosier back into the team this weekend. He has just been away travelling and he had a big role for us last year so it's great to have him back."

Torrential rain wiped out almost all of the Tucker Gardner Division One fixtures on Saturday, with March's 46-run win at Abington, the only match played.

Wisbech will be hoping to beat newly-promoted Fordham tomorrow and keep themselves at the top of the table.

Williams, in his first season as captain this year, said: "It's been a long time since we've played Fordham and you never know what you're going to get from a team that have just been promoted. I know they beat Ramsey in their first game of the season, so it should be a tough game."

He added: "I'm really enjoying being captain. We've had a great start to the season with three wins out of three and I hope we will still be at the top come the end of the season, but there is a long way to go.

"We came third last year and second the year before and the squad is now more mature and we've all learned from our mistakes."

Meanwhile, Tom Bourne took 3-17 when Wisbech's first Sunday side suffered a one-wicket defeat to Godmanchester in the Rutland Division One at the weekend.

Gary Freear top-scored with 26 as Wisbech opened with 135-8 and Godmanchester replied with 136-9.

Ryan Van Waterschoot (2-31), Adam Hodgson (2-32) and Williams (1-45) were Wisbech's other wicket takers.


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