QUEANBEYAN second grade captain Peter Coleborne says the side will be on a mission this season to claim a long elusive one-day title.
Queanbeyan went within one wicket of claiming a clean sweep of all three second grade premierships last year after a one-wicket defeat to Wests in the one-day decider.
The side bookended the loss with wins in both the Twenty20 and two-day grand finals but it’s in the one-day arena the club has proven unable to break its duck.
Queanbeyan has never claimed a second grade one-day title since the competition’s inception in…
And Coleborne said that omission from the club’s record books would provide extra motivation as the Bluebags attempt to go one better than last year’s double premiership winning season.
“People say you can’t win them all but the reality is you can,” Coleborne said. “With how close we were last year, it’s definitely doable and that’s the aim this year, to win all three.
“But in particular the one-day competition, looking through the records I don’t think the club’s ever won it in second grade so that’s a good goal for us.
“Also being the one we missed out on last year it’d be a nice one to win.”
While work commitments have prevented Coleborne from hitting the nets during preseason training, he said early indications were the side was well placed to back up last year’s title winning feats.
And with first grade having secured a number of new recruits for its upcoming campaign, Coleborne said that strength would filter through the lower grades.
“If [first grade] is strong then we’re strong and word is that selection decisions are going to be very difficult this year which is what you want to hear,” he said.
“I think most of the boys from second grade are back from last season and considering we did pretty well then, you’d have to say we’ll be looking pretty good again.”