The Port boys have the taste of victory fresh on their lips, taking home the flag in the T20s two weeks ago but with the loss of a number of First Class players including Sam Whiteman, Jake Carder, Jhye Richardson and Mitch Marsh it will require a full team effort says Head Coach Joe Piromalli.

“We will definitely require an accumulative performance with the loss of a number of our senior guys this weekend,” Piromalli said.

“Coming up against a formidable team like Claremont-Nedlands, who’ve won four title in a row, it’s not going to be easy but we are quietly confident.

“A lot of the young boys who were part of the squad in the T20 final but didn’t play will get the call up this week and it gives them a great opportunity to prove themselves.

“We will need our captain Bradyn Sutton and the likes of Ashton Turner and Eddie Byron to step up and give that extra 10 per cent to get us over the line.”

The Tigers will also be down some solid fire power, with Matt Kelly and Joel Paris out with Western Australian duties leaving the line ups evenly matched says Head Coach James Allenby.

“It’s a shame it won’t be full strength for each side, but Fremantle is a fantastic club, probably the best side in the competition this year, and there is a lot of mutual respect between the two clubs.,” Allenby said.

“Our captain Nick Hobson will be joined by Tim David and Hayden Morton who we expect big things from, but we will also get to see a few new blokes get a go.. Liam Haskett from Christchurch and Jonny Bushnell from England, looking forward to seeing what they can do.

“We are pretty excited for our sixth Grand Final in a row, and it’s important to acknowledge it’s a great achievement to keep sustained success like the boys have been able to do in recent years.

The Premier Cricket One-Day League Grand Final will take place this Sunday 16 February, starting at 11am at Fletcher Park between Claremont-Nedlands and Fremantle.

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