Creeks set for an adventure
BY ALEX TIGANI
Singleton District Cricket Association outfit Creeks will hope to claim its first Coalfields Cup win this Saturday when travelling to Mulbring.
Creeks batsman Dan Tracey has witnessed the highs and lows of the local club since crossing over from rival JPC as a 13-year-old.
Fast forward 13 years later and he will now make history as one of the starting eleven in the club’s first Cessnock based match in the new competition.
“Obviously, every game is important but this one more so to see where we are at with the competition and whether we can match it with the best of Cessnock,” Tracey told The Hunter River Times.
Tracey has also endorsed the appointment of Blake Cook as his club’s first grade captain, a position vacated by Creeks stalwart Gavin Wake.
“Blake is a natural born leader,” he continued.
“His resume is better than most having led a John Bull Shield team to a representative grand final win.
“He lives and breathes cricket, works away all week leaving Sunday afternoon doing 12+ hour days just to make it back by late Friday night to play cricket Saturday.”
Having starred in a recent second grade premiership, Tracey now hopes to etch his name alongside Cook and Wake as a Creeks first grade premiership player.
“That would mean everything,” he concluded.
“Most of the boys know how competitive I am so obviously I want to win and hopefully I can do it alongside a team of good mates like I’ve got now.”
ROUND 4 FIXTURE:
Mulbring vs. Creeks (Mulbring)
PCH vs. Greta-Branxton (Howe Park)
Bellbird vs. JPC (Carmichael 1)
Pirhanas vs. Glendon (Allandale)
Wine Country vs. Valley (Eastend)