Gosnells Cricket Club looking to build success on ‘fantastic’ attitudes

Gosnells Cricket Club coach Danny Neretlis.
Gosnells Cricket Club coach Danny Neretlis.

GOSNELLS Cricket Club first grade coach Danny Neretlis says the side’s attitude has been fantastic as it approaches the start of the Premier Grade Cricket season on October 8.

The Hawks finished 10th in the first grade competition last year and 13th in the one-day series.

Lancashire first class cricketer Luis Reece will captain the side with D’Arcy Short moving to play with Willetton.

The club has put a major focus on player attitudes, which has been outstanding in the first six weeks according to Neretlis.

“We have implemented the wrist band challenge with wristbands saying, ‘attitudes are contagious, mine is worth catching’,” he said.

“Players must wear the wrist bands to all training sessions, match days and social events; it is to serve as a constant reminder of the importance of displaying a positive attitude around our juniors, volunteers and visitors to the Gosnells Cricket Club.”

Neretlis said the side had injuries issues last year, including to all-rounder Matt Leipold, who should return to play more cricket.

The club has added fast bowler Chris Prescott with Neretlis expecting a big season from him.

“With a fully fit side and the inclusion of Chris Prescott, we can reach our goal of playing finals.”

He said the side also wanted to blood young players from the seconds.

Neretlis said hard hitting top order batsman Jonno Crowe’s leadership qualities will be a definite asset and off spinning all rounder Davey Thomason has joined the side.

Last year’s gun recruit Aaron Kevern-Onyon will be an assistant coach while former player Mark Hughes returns as batting coach for all grades.