Cricket: Hastings Thunder to host Gloucester in over-35 interdistrict competition

HASTINGS Thunder captain Gordon Scott knows his side is up against it on Sunday at Oxley Oval.

The Thunder will clash with defending interdistrict over-35 champions Gloucester and if the task wasn’t difficult enough, Scott is chasing players.

“It’s a great concept, but over the last few years it has faded away a little bit,” he said.

Gloucester, Manning, Macleay and the Hastings all field teams in the round-robin format although the Hastings Cutters had to forfeit a fortnight ago.

Scott will be able to call on Port Pirates trio Shane Williams, Dom Ashe and Rob Whyte, along with his Port City Leagues Magpies teammate Jason Swain.

“At the moment it’s almost at the stage where if you put your hand up, you’ll get a game,” Scott said.

The Thunder captain admitted it would be a tough ask to topple a Gloucester side who have rarely lost in the last three over-35 competitions.

“No-one has beaten them for a while and they’re a very strong side,” he said.

First ball is at 10am.