BRIERLY-Christ Church knows how dangerous Port Fairy openers Lachie Green and Aaron Williams can be.
But the Bulls - who will face the Pirates in a Warrnambool and District Cricket Association Twenty20 semi-final at Merrivale oval on Saturday - are confident they've got the balance to negate the aggressive pair.
Williams has blasted 171 runs from three Twenty20 innings this season. The former captain-coach boasts an average of 85.5, the second-highest in the format behind North Warrnambool Eels skipper Nick Butters.
Green, meanwhile, is averaging 25 in the shortest form of the game but showed his wares against the Bulls in a one-day fixture earlier this season.
(Lachie Green) is going to be dangerous but I think our bowling depth is there at the moment.- Lachi Rooke
"Lachie Green really impressed me when we played them in a one-dayer," Brierly-Christ Church coach Lachi Rooke, who will miss Saturday's clash with COVID, said.
"He took our bowling attack on from ball one, literally. I think the first ball of the day he walked down the wicket and pumped Nathan (Murphy) nearly to the racecourse.
"It was like a statement of intent. He literally just walked down the wicket and pumped us over deep mid-on. He's going to be dangerous but I think our bowling depth is there at the moment.
"Mark (Murphy) is back bowling at the moment, Nathan is there, Fizz (Jason Greer), Daniel Hawkins, (Damon) Dews. It's just about hitting our lengths and being really tight."
Rooke said youngsters Matthew Gome and Will Colla would return to the side after impressive showings at junior country weeks.
Gome blasted 296 runs at Horsham Country Week in the under 15 grade, averaging 74, while Colla hit 127 runs at under 17 level.
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