Daily Examiner Grafton, N.S.W.

Return Gives Coutts Hope

CRCA CRICKET: A tough weekend on the fields for Grafton Hotel Coutts Crossing has been made just that much easier with the return of seamer Adam Elliott for today’s clash with Brothers Clocktower.

Elliott was one of the competition’s leading bowlers in the 2016/17 GDSC Premier League season, taking 28 wickets at an average of 12.57.

After he decided to take time off the field after welcoming a new baby in the winter, Elliott has chosen to strap on the boots again with an understrength Coutts needing a helping hand.

Coutts Crossing captain Nick Wood said Elliott’s inclusion in the side was a major boost and would give the club’s juniors another mentor to look up to.

“He is a really big name to have back on a day when we are missing our more experienced guys in Noel O’Connell, Tim Tilse and Andrew McLachlan,” Wood said. …

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