POMBORNEIT opening batsman Dave Murphy says there is a new energy about the team this year.
The Bulls have been bolstered by the return of Craig Sargeant, Steven Castle and Darcy Skene, while the side’s youth is also demanding to be noticed, with the likes of Jordan Riches, Tom Place, Jack Darcy and Luke Lenehan all playing a role.
“Having ‘Cas’ (Castle), Craig Sargeant and even Matty Bignell as captain this year probably changes the dynamics of the side,” Murphy said.
“There’s a different energy in the side.”
There's a different energy in the side.Dave Murphy
Murphy is reaping the benefits of having more experienced batsmen to play alongside – as well as a lesser workload since stepping back from the captaincy – and leads South West Cricket for runs scored, with 220 at an average of 55.
But batting has been the Bulls’ pitfall their past two matches, with losses to Cobden and Heytesbury Rebels.
Coming in refreshed off a bye, Murphy hopes to see Pomborneit recapture its strong early-season form when it takes on Terang away on Saturday.
“It’ll be interesting. When we played Terang (earlier this season) they had a fair few out too. You can’t really gauge the win we had against them early in the year to now,” he said.