Valleys batsman Josh Grieves comes down the wickets against Harlequins at Albert Park on Saturday.
Valleys batsman Josh Grieves comes down the wickets against Harlequins at Albert Park on Saturday. Contributed

Valleys the danger team for A-grade cricket season

HARLEQUINS may have beaten Valleys on Saturday, but club president Peter Kross said Valleys were the danger team for the season.

Kross said the young Valleys side had yet to settle in and reach their peak.

"They will give someone a good touch-up," Kross said.

Kross said when teams return to the pitch in January to resume the Sunshine Mitre 10 A-grade competition after a Christmas break, anything could happen.

He said Valleys could well turn into a "big handful" come the new year, but for now things remain the same with Harlequins dominating at Albert Park on Saturday.

Harlequins were consistent with their batting, clocking up 7-204 before dismissing Valleys for 157 in the competition's first 25-overs match of the season.

Zach Gagen and Tyson Hillcoat featured a 68-run opening partnership for Valleys, but once Hillcoat was booted by a ball from Craig Sorrel the run rate virtually went with him.

"It was a pretty good start to chasing 200-and-something," Kross said.

Valleys' hopes were dashed when skipper Tim Kross took two wickets plus a wicket from a no ball in one over.

Peter Kross said he was impressed with what became a five-wicket haul from his brother Tim, joking that it was about time.

"It's about time for the captain to lead from the front," Kross said.