Phil Edwards says Mailors Flat won’t pull any punches in its return to Grasssmere Cricket Association's A grade competition

Phil Edwards plays a cut shot.
Phil Edwards plays a cut shot.

CO-CAPTAIN Phil Edwards says Mailors Flat won’t pull any punches in pursuit of success and sustainability in its return to the top flight.

The Jets fell short of grand final glory last season, but did enough to convince the Grassmere Cricket Association executive it deserved promotion to A grade.

Edwards said the Winslow-based outfit expected to compete hard despite losing coach Damian Kenny to West Warrnambool.

“It’s good to be playing back up in the best division possible. It should be a really good step up for us,” he said.

“It’s definitely nice to take some momentum into after a really good season last year. Obviously we would have liked to go that next step but it wasn’t to be.

“We’ve been right up there before, and we’ll hopefully we can get a few blokes to step up this year and have a real impact.”

Mailors Flat is set to face association powerhouse club Purnim in its maiden fixture of the season.

The now nine-team A grade competition means Grassmere will have a bye in the first round of play. Every game of the season will be two-day cricket.

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