Wood, Crosby and Fergie crucial to Bulls’ campaign
Mt Barker will be hungry for success when they take to the field this weekend after being knocked out in last season’s preliminary final by Manypeaks.
Like Royals, Mt Barker returned to the A-grade competition in 2017-18, finishing third in their first season back.
Mt Barker again made the finals last season knocking out Royals in the first final before falling to Manypeaks.
Nathan Crosby will be pivotal for the Bulls this season after scoring 452 runs last season, along with Jeremy Wood who scored 352 runs and took 16 wickets, and Alex Fergie who took 23 wickets.
Wood and Crosby were both selected in the WA Country XI and will have to fire having lost damaging quick Jacob Wintle.
The Bulls will have to fill the void left by Wintle and top order batsman Jason Jones, while Tim Fitzgerald played the first half of the season before moving back to Victoria.
So far, they have no big name players coming into their squad.
Jeremy Wood said the players had their sights set on the finals.
“We are looking to make finals. If we get inside the top four we are a chance,” he said.
“It’s an even competition this year so anyone in the final four can take out the title.
“We will need our young talent to fire. They will get plenty of opportunity this season to show what they’ve got”.
Mt Barker start their season against Royals this weekend.
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