Curtale aiming for T20 at the SCG

Mick Curtale is hoping to boost the Central West Wranglers in their pursuit of Regional Bash success.

Mick Curtale is hoping to boost the Central West Wranglers in their pursuit of Regional Bash success.

Cowra's Mick Curtale will start on his road to the SCG this Sunday having been named in the 13-man Central West side to face Orana at Orange's Wade Park.

Curtale had been named in the Wranglers 20-man squad for this season's Regional Bash knock-out last week and was lucky enough to be selected in the playing 13 this week.

He said it was always pleasing to be picked for representative sides like the Wranglers and he would love to play at the SCG again.

"Obviously any time you have a chance to get to the SCG you're pretty excited," he said.

"I have played there twice before but it would be massive at my age now and part of the career I'm at to play there again.

"I might not ever get that opportunity again."

With the Wranglers having reached the semi-final stage of the competition the last two summers, Curtale said he was hoping the side would make it to the final round this year.

"They made semi-finals last year, that's always the goal to make it to the final day so you get a game at the SCG.

"But obviously you play to win not just make it there, so hopefully I can help the boys go one better this year."

"Hopefully we can get the job done this Sunday and go from there."

He said the Wranglers side that had been selected for this weekend was looking good.

"I've played with or against most of these guys and we look like we've got a pretty good team," he said.

"T20 is a pretty simple game, it's just cricket shrunk down, but you still have to do the basics right and be the better team on the day like normal."

Curtale said he was expecting to meet an Orana side full of Dubbo talent.

"They've got some good players and they've always had good players so it will be a great test," he said.

"I've only had two competition games this year, but the way I play there's always going to be a chance to get out, so I don't worry about whether I'm in form or not.

"I know that it only takes 25 or 30 balls of being out there and I can get a score to help, especially in T20.

"It's always good to be in form but as long as the team gets the job done I don't worry about my performance."

The other Regional Bash knock-out games being played this weekend are Illawarra against South Coast, Central Coast against Lake Mac and Northern Inland against Hunter.