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Giddings relaxed ahead of semi-final showdown

Ed Morrish and the Colts bowlers have a big job to do against competition leaders South Dubbo. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH
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REGARDLESS of the result on Saturday, RSL-Colts stalwart Wes Giddings feels his side are well placed for an assault on the Whitney Cup finals.

The defending premiers return to the field at No. 2 on Saturday with competition leaders South Dubbo at 1-14.

Colts scored 231 last week and while the men in red had developed a habit of winning during the past decade, Giddings said next weekend’s semi-final was the game that really mattered.

“They can all hurt you or they could all not hurt you,” he said of the Souths batting line-up.

“They’ve got plenty of depth so when you take three or four wickets they’re not all out, there’s still another six to win and that’s ideal.

“Whatever the result is it’s an ideal match heading into the finals.

“Our last month has been good and if we end up losing two matches then we’ve been playing tough cricket and I know the guys will come out the better for it.”

Hurting Colts’ chances heading into the final day of the regular season is the loss of opening bowler Ben Semmler.

Semmler has been an instant hit with his former club after returning from a spell at Tamworth during the new year period.

He took six wickets during the loss to Macquarie last round and his absence piles the pressure on to the likes of Ed Morrish and spinners Giddings, Nathan Jones and Marty Jeffrey.

“It’s an opportunity for other guys to step up and get some bowling under them,” Giddings said.

“It makes it a bit hard because he (Semmler) bowls tight and moves the ball regularly.”

Adam Wells is the man out for the Hornets with Mark O’Donnell (6 not out) and Mick Fraser (2 not out) resuming the chase.

As well as those two, the top side this season also had the likes of NSW Country player Mitch Bower, Tim Berry, Will Lindsay, John Colwell and Greg Rummans in the sheds.

“It’s a good challenge for us,” Giddings said.

“You’d hope if you scored 230 in a semi-final or grand final it would be enough to win so it’s a good chance for us to defend it and bowl at it.”

With Souths leading and Colts currently third this may well be a grand final preview but Giddings refused to say the winner would have an advantage going forward.

If Souths fail to win and Macquarie score and outright over Rugby then these sides could even meet in next week’s semi-final.

“I’m not too worried about them or Macquarie,” Giddings said.

“We’ve beaten them both once so far this season so it won’t affect our mindset.”

Saturday’s match resumes at 1pm.

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