GVBBL Fantasy: Alex Mitchell’s team

By Shepparton News

The quest for the Ash Williamson Memorial Trophy ends tomorrow, and it is my time to claim the belt.

Tarisai No More enters the final round with a slender 11-point lead, so any decision we make this week could be the difference between winning a $500 Hip Pocket Workwear or having to use my own cash to buy some new clobber.

With six trades to play with to rid the team of eliminated players, many of the competition's big guns have been welcomed to the team - the inclusions of James Nanopoulos, Mark Nolan, Joel Brett and Layton McCann speak for themselves.

And after last round's starring display, bringing in Jackson McLay is also a pretty straightforward selection, with the Hurley's Hotel Hound quick having picked up a handy 55 points last round.

I've also tried to find a bit of value that has high upside, so I've gone with fellow Hound Brenton Campbell.

Campbell has only had one dig for the tournament but that was a crafty 24 off 22 balls against the Cobram Panel Works Panthers last game that makes us think he can keep rolling.

But while you have to take a risk every now and then, some safe bets are too good to pass up - enter captain Jedd Wright.

Wright is the competition's top point-scorer, top run-scorer and has three wickets and three catches - to not captain him because it is the standard play would be silly.

Thoughts and prayers to Hamish Winter-Irving, too, who is missing the final through injury; with only the six trades to get rid of the eliminated players, Hamish will have to fight through pain and carry the drinks for my side.

Looking forward to chatting to my loyal followers next week after I am crowned the new champion.

Tarisai No More

Jedd Wright (c)

Joel Brett (vc)

Michael Archer

Brenton Campbell

Jackson McLay

Kyle Mueller

James Nanopoulos

Layton McCann

Mark Nolan

Scott Richardson

Brendan Scott

Hamish Winter-Irving (12th man)