TERANG'S division one side will be bolstered by two former junior players returning to the club to play alongside friends.
Hamish Bruckner, who plays for Victorian Premier Cricket club Fitzroy-Doncaster, and former Allansford cricketer Brett Hunger will play for the Goats this South West Cricket Association season.
The pair were drawn back to play with friends Sam Munro, who leads the top-grade side, Tom Moloney and Tyson Hay.
"I was busy last year and didn't play much for Allansford and then I heard of a few mates who where in the area that were going to play for Terang this year," Hunger said of the reason he moved back to his junior club.
"Sam Munro contacted me and I thought it would be a good chance to play with a couple of mates.
"Hamish (Bruckner) has been in Melbourne and I was close with him when he was living in Terang. We played together for a few years when he was down here. It will be good to see all the boys and catch up."
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Bruckner, 23, returned to Terang from whilst still studying Physiotherapy at Latrobe University in Melbourne during the second COVID-19 lockdown.
The right-handed batsman is eager to chuck on the whites for his former junior club.
"I played with Terang all through my junior career and the first few years of my senior career but this will be a good opportunity to play some cricket with a few mates and have a bit of fun," he said.
"It will be good to contribute to the team. I'm happy to have some fun playing with mates and also guys I haven't played with before.
"I have been to a few (training sessions) and there is a lot of young blokes down there I haven't played with before. I have been impressed with what they have coming through."
Hunger, who also plays football for Allansford in the Warrnambool and District league, said he had no expectations for this season.
"I just really want to get back into cricket and I couldn't commit too much to Allansford last year," the right-hand medium bowler said.
"I'm keen to get back and really get a lot of enjoyment out of it and slot in wherever Sam needs me. There are no huge expectations and I'm not there to set world on fire but just want to have some fun."
Munro, who is entering his second season as the club's skipper, was pleased to see the pair return.
"Brett was part of our last grand final side in 2016-17 and is a former captain so it is huge for us to have his leadership, his cricket brain and his actual skill as a cricketer back," he said.
"He will be integral for the development of our young fellas
"Watching Hamish I can tell he has played at a higher grade and has been very well coached. He is also a player we had in our grand final year. They're both fantastic people and also great cricketers."
The pair will line up against Heytesbury Rebels on Saturday. Bruckner last played in 2019 while Hunger's last match for the club was in 2018.
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