Lismore to draw on experience
By Adam Hicks
LISMORE will be relying on the experience of Richard Nind and Daniel Rowlands to match it with the much-fancied Toowoomba team in their Web Shield match on Sunday. Fresh from a five-run victory against Tweed last weekend, Lismore travel to Ipswich for the second round clash with confidence but are being realistic about their chances against the strong opposition. "Last week we were confident of a win, this week we're confident of competing," said Lismore vice-captain Dominic Marsh. "They have a lot of Queensland country rep players and a few guys who've played for Australian Country. "Against teams like Toowoomba, we're looking at developing the young side." Five members of the team are still school students. "They have a lot more depth and a lot more experience," Marsh said. "Games like this are more about competition and putting in a good performance rather than about the result." Souths' batsman Nind returns to open the batting for the Lismore side after a long absence from representative cricket. Rowlands will come in at first drop. "It's great having guys like that back in the program," Marsh said. "Having Richard (Nind) in the side makes a big difference. "Daniel (Rowlands) will bat at number three. "They will be key men for us. They are older heads to bat around these young guys." Captain Jack McKinnon will be another key player for the team having scored 33 not out and taking 2-42 against Tweed. "Jake captained the side really well last week and contributed with both the bat and ball," Marsh said. Norths' all-rounder Nathan Bonamy will miss this round of the Shield after inspiring the team to victory last week scoring 30 runs and claiming 4-42. Craig Attewell and Matt Knappman will also miss the match. Bruce Jobson is coming out of retirement to bat in the middle order for this match. "We've got a good mix of experience and young talent," Marsh said.