Mazars Grange will be without skipper Preston Mommsen for tomorrow’s CSL Grand Final with Ferguslie, Andrew Brock fulfilling the role in his absence.
The CSL Eastern Premier Division champions meet the CSL Western Premier Division champions at Arbroath’s Lochlands ground to crown the season’s overall victors.
Mommsen is away on a pre-booked holiday, so able deputy Brock steps up to lead a side that is brimming with confidence.
They may also have key batsmen Dylan Budge back after a fractured thumb, but the XI will not be finalised until later today.
Before he headed off on his break, Mommsen said: “It is always frustrating to miss big games, but that is the way it goes.
“Brocky has captained the team a lot and we have plenty of experienced guys in our side who also bring leadership so there are no worries on that front.
“Last week the likes of Nick Farrar and Tom Foulds scored runs and it means that we have a lot of batters and a lot of bowlers in form.
“That has given us positive selection headaches with this big game and the Scottish Cup final [date TBC] to be played as we look to end the season on a high.
“We know that Ferguslie are a dangerous team with quality players in their ranks such as Michael English and the boys will have to be at their best to beat them.”
Earlier in the season Grange and Ferguslie met in a cracking Citylets Scottish Cup semi-final.
The visitors to Portgower Place got off to a relatively slow start before English and Riyaad Henry came together. The former hit a superb 109 with Henry making 93.
That helped their side up to 273-9 from their 50 overs.
In reply Grange batted well and they needed 11 off the final over with Mommsen (90 not out) and Tom Mackintosh at the crease.
Young Mackintosh hit a six, a two and a four off Henry, ending on 17 not out, as they won by three wickets – and tomorrow’s match up could be just as tight.