Not Short of runs: Gosnells Cricket Club

Gosnells Cricket Club captain D'Arcy Short.Picture: Will Russell www.communitypix.com.au   d441567
Gosnells Cricket Club captain D'Arcy Short.Picture: Will Russell www.communitypix.com.au d441567

THE Gosnells Cricket Club hope to go one better this season after coming runners-up to Joondalup last year in Premier Grade Cricket.

The first-grade cricket competition has been re-named Premier Cricket to make sure all states have a common name on their first-grade cricket competition.

Gosnells finished in sixth position at the end of the season and unexpectedly rose up to make the final and eventually finished second.

Former Australian and WA Warriors batsman Luke Pomersbach will play for Gosnells as well as take on a batting coaching role.

Club cricket captain D’Arcy Short was confident the side could get off to a good start when they take on Scarborough in their first game of the season on Saturday at Abbett Park East.

Short has been in impressive form in the offseason scoring 339 runs to be the top-scorer of the National Cricket Championships playing for the National Indigenous Squad.

“I think we are going alright, we should start off pretty well,” he said.

“It comes down to experience and obviously knowing your game and performing on the batting side of things.”

Short said there was a good vibe around the club after making the grand final last year.

The club jumped up the ladder last year after finishing 14th the year before.

President of the Gosnells Cricket Club Ross Leipold said he was hoping to see three of the four senior grade teams make it to finals after only the premier grade team made it to the finals last season.

“We want to make the finals and finish as high as possible,” he said.

“We have made two important pick-ups in Luke Pomersbach and Aaron Onyon.

“The key is to get some of our fringe players to perform better.”