Local cricket hits key point

Leading from the front: Albion skipper Andy Mack will be a key man in his side's clash against Mornington.

Leading from the front: Albion skipper Andy Mack will be a key man in his side's clash against Mornington.

One-day cricket for two-day points.

That is the scenario awaiting Gunnedah’s First Grade cricketers during a pivotal role of the McAdam Cup on Saturday.

With last week’s first day cancelled due to the big heat, the significance of Saturday’s contests goes up another rung.

Competition pacesetters Court House face Kookaburras at Wolseley Park.

Court House has been in a rich vein of form, with its young guns making a splash.

Kaleb McIlveen (54) and Oscar King (59) are coming off season-best efforts with the bat, while in McIlveen’s case, the ball as well.

The Burras struggled badly with the bat against Albion, not passing 100 in both digs, but one-day cricket could be the spark the team needs to break the shackles.

Speaking of Albion, they will look to apply pressure on Court House in the race for the minor premiership.

Albion and Mornington square-off at Kitchener Park, with Andy Mack’s Albion the clear favourites on form.