Noorat brimming with confidence but is wary as it vies for South West Cricket success

Noorat captain and wicket keeper Gus Bourke. Picture: Rob Gunstone
Noorat captain and wicket keeper Gus Bourke. Picture: Rob Gunstone

GUS Bourke’s Noorat outfit is brimming with confidence but remains wary of complacency as it vies to lay the foundation for finals glory.

While wary of beaten grand finalist Terang, Bourke believed his side was among the top two in the competition and was confident of securing a result on Saturday.

I reckon we’ve got a good side. I think we’re probably in the top two but we’re not getting overconfident.

Gus Bourke

“I reckon we’ve got a good side. I think we’re probably in the top two but we’re not getting overconfident,” he said.

“I think we’ve got a young bowling attack – three or four of us are under 23.

“Our batting is probably our main strength. We’ve got a lot of experienced guys in there and guys who have made a lot of runs over the years.”

Bourke, who crossed to captain Noorat from division two outfit Boorcan last season, said Terang wouldn’t be taken lightly despite several off-season departures.

He expected the Terang turf pitch to play a vital role in the match.

“Turf is always a bit up and down at this time of year,” Bourke said.

“I know Terang has lost a few players and they might be a little down but we can’t be overconfident.”