Southland senior club cricket final - who will be the difference?

Logan Savory / Stuff.co.nz

Invercargill-Old Boys captain Jamie May and Appleby captain Jamie Clark before the 2016/17 Southland senior club cricket one-day final.

Cricket writer Logan Savory takes a look at six players who could have a big impact in Saturday's Southland senior club cricket final.

INVERCARGILL-OLD BOYS

Jason Domigan

Appleby all-rounder Calum Johnstone.
Kavinda Herath

Appleby all-rounder Calum Johnstone.

As far as experience goes Domigan has plenty, both with bat and ball.

He has the ability to read a game well and scores runs against good attacks, which was showcased with his 82 in Southland's recent Hawke Cup challenge against Bay of Plenty.

Khanin Saikia

The former Indian under-19 spinner can put the brakes on opposition teams and build pressure.

He is unlikely to provide many bad balls which should prompt some risks as the Appleby batsmen look to score.

Dan Smith

Smith has been a big part of Invercargill-Old Boys' success in recent seasons adding to both the both the batting lineup and bowling attack.

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His representative season was hindered by a rib injury but come Saturday he is expected to be a key figure.

APPLEBY

Ankit Pursharthy

Pursharthy has been the key addition to Appleby.

He has averaged over 50 and in the semifinal teamed up with Venkat Votte to put on 200 for the fourth wicket against Waikoikoi.

Clint Goad

Goad has been a rock in the Appleby batting lineup for many seasons and could be a key factor in a tight final.

Calum Johnstone

Johnstone played little part in the semifinal win over Waikoikoi because of a side strain.

However, if fit Johnstone will provide stickability to the Appleby batting and a bit of pace with the ball.

 

 - Stuff

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