BROWN Hill remains hopeful speedster Shane Harwood will make a quick recovery from an injury he sustained in Saturday’s Ballarat Cricket Association club firsts clash with Golden Point.
The former Australian quick, who returned to his home club this season, bowled just 10 overs before leaving the field with a calf strain.
Brown Hill captain Jason Knowles said he hoped the injury wasn’t too serious and that Harwood would be fit in time to bowl in the team’s round three clash with Ballarat-Redan in two week’s time.
“We don’t think it will be too serious, but we will wait and see how he goes throughout the week and go from there,” Knowles said.
Despite leaving the field early, Harwood still managed to do some damage to the Golden Point top order at White Flat.
He snared the first three wickets of the afternoon and finished with figures of 3-17.
The right-armer marked his return to Brown Hill with 4-13 in the round one win over Darley.
Knowles said the team’s bowlers really stood up once Harwood went down with injury, helping restrict Golden Point – opening round winners over reigning premiers Wendouree – to 207.
“To the other bowlers’ credit, they did an exceptional job in restricting them to that score on a hard wicket,” Knowles said.
With a strong batting department, Brown Hill will fancy its chances of chasing down the target next Saturday and continuing its perfect start to the 2013-14 campaign.