THREE top-line Grassmere Cricket Association recruits are expected to help Nirranda cement its status as a division two finals contender.
The Knights have enlisted Wangoom duo Jakob Stennett and Jethro Serle, as well as Killarney's Oscar Sanderson and fast-bowler Nelson Reason, to fast-track their climb up the ladder.
Stennett will co-captain the side alongside incumbent Chris Haberfield and told The Standard the opportunity was a learning curve.
"I've been captain in hockey and footy so cricket is something different," he said.
"I'd love to be aggressive. Playing mostly one-dayers this (season) will benefit an aggressive approach.
I'd love to be aggressive. Playing mostly one-dayers this (season) will benefit an aggressive approach.Jakob Stennett
"Knowing when to act and how to act, hopefully I can learn from 'Bucko' (Chris Haberfield)."
Stennett was hopeful the club's recruits could fill key positions.
Serle blasted 739 runs for Wangoom in 2017-18 and managed 436 this past season. He played for Grassmere Cricket Association rival Yambuk in 2018-19.
Sanderson, meanwhile, claimed eight scalps for Killarney this past season but 21 in 2018-19.
"I think they lost a few games by under 10 runs this past season," he said.
"Bringing out Jethro, who is an opening batsman, and Nelson and Oscar who are opening bowlers, it should help the depth.
"Our threes last season were second - they didn't get to play in the grand final but they finished second - so hopefully we can create that depth in the twos and threes."
Stennett said he was honoured to take on the co-captaincy.
"I really like to be a family-orientated club as well a strong cricket club," he said.
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