TWO leaders boasting Victoria Country experience are back in the Melbourne Country Week fold as Warrnambool plots a return to the Provincial grade next year.
Premiership-winning captains Cam Williams and Matthew Love have put their hands up for selection in a boost for Warrnambool's promotion hopes.
The pair, along with Allansford bowler Ben Boyd, were previously unavailable due to state duties at the Australian Country Cricket Championships.
We discussed what we could do better and two names that came up were Cam and Matty Love.Ray Drew
Coach Ray Drew, who guided Warrnambool to a fourth-place division two finish in February, said the duo were approached after a review meeting last week.
He revealed Brierly-Christ Church coach Jason Mungean and former West Warrnambool batsman Leigh Johnson had also joined Glenn Kelson as selectors.
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"We discussed what we could do better and two names that came up were Cam and Matty Love," Drew said. "We've been in touch and they said they'd be available. They've helped Victoria win the national title so now they want to help Warrnambool get back up there."
Drew said Boyd, a former Melbourne Country Week skipper, was also sounded out but would wait to weigh up his physical conditioning.
The veteran mentor said Warrnambool "wasn't far away" from cracking back into the Provincial grade.
"We have some good, young players in the mix too," Drew said. "We've got to put a performance on the board but we're excited for the future."
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