Condors must focus

SOFTBALL: Workers Condors will battle it out against competition leaders Rous Rangers today in the Open Women’s Far North Coast softball at Albert Park from 4pm.

The Condors have struggled with consistency over the past few weeks, allowing little errors to continually slip into their games at crucial stages.

Although their confidence has been boosted after picking up the points last week over Byron, this game will be a much tougher contest.

Rangers’ players combine very well as a team and with the versatility of Chris Blizzard at short stop they are one hard team to beat.

Big batters Denise Simes, Jaimee Claydon and Val Dowse can convert runs out of nothing to get points on the board.

If Condors want a chance to turn the tables, they will need to be focused for the whole 90 minutes to cut down on errors and get bat to ball.

Carlie Walker will try to hold out the big batters from the mound and she will be backed by Shannon Pool at third, while Vanessa Wong and Melissa Wilson will have their work cut out in the outfield.

Loris Gordon pitching for Rous has been sensational, she moves the ball around so well which makes it very hard to get a hold of.

Kasey Renwick and Sam Green will be hoping to get onto the pitch from their first turn up to the plate here to boost their team.

Byron up against it

THE game between Dodger Devils and Byron Whitesox will be a tough one for the Byron team.

They have struggled to get a team on the paddock of late, and this week will be no exception.

Reliable lower grade players Annalies Melene and Simmone Reamy will be called on to step up and fill the gaps.

Devils will have Kayleen Shailes back in the line up this week to add strength to the side, and with Sonya Pope and Marion Stevens on board they will be hard to toss.

IN Division 2, Workers Wild Turkeys are sitting on top of the ladder with an unblemished record, and this week will dish it up to the Blues Sistas from 2pm.

These girls started off as a soccer team but it has not taken long to find their feet here.

Tina Austen’s accuracy from the mound has played an important factor in Turkeys’ wins.

Sistas’ Maryanne Brown and Jess Bowan need to put in a big one to keep this game in sight.

The points in Division 3 are very close, with Byron Redsox, Goonellabah Tigers, Dodger Angels and Blues Sistas Devas neck and neck on the ladder, separated by a single point.

None of them play each other this week, so the points here could be vital as Devas have a game up their sleeve.

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