Dubbo keen to chalk up Brewery Shield win

WEATHER permitting, Dubbo will be out to avenge a last-start loss to Nyngan when they meet Wellington in the Brewery Shield on Sunday.

With new manager Mick Davis guiding the side and experienced skipper Nathan Munro at the helm on the field the youthful team has been charged with the task of representing Dubbo in the prestigious and time-honoured competition.

At its most recent outing Dubbo lost to Nyngan by one run after failing to negotiate a wet and grassy wicket in the outback town.

Munro led the way with the bat on that occasion, scoring an unbeaten 67 but failed to get much assistance as the youngsters battled with a wicket the likes of which they hadn't seen in the local competition all season.

On Sunday they will likely face similar conditions due to rain on Friday morning and afternoon.

A decision on the location of the fixture is yet to be made, after it had originally been planned to play the fixture on one of the outer grounds of the Victoria Park complex, most likely No.3 Oval.

As of yesterday afternoon, both No.2 and No.3 Ovals remained uncovered which may force the match to be switched to either No.1 Oval, which is covered, or the least likely option of a synthetic turf wicket.

Sunday was originally planned to be a big day of representative cricket with the next generation of players involved in Brewery Shield and the Dubbo Specsavers side in action against Parkes in the Western Premier League.

However the main game was called off during the week and will double with the SCG Cup clash between Dubbo and Parkes on December 9.

DUBBO BREWERY SHIELD SQUAD: Nathan Munro (c), Dan French, Adam Carr, Jack Wells, Jacob Bruce, Matt Saul, Aidan Bennewith, Dan Horrocks, Zach Murphy, Harry Brennan, Jacob Hill, Harry Kempston.

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