Hunt gets green light for Belmont debut

by admin on July 14th, 2018

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OPENING UP: Greg Hunt will make his first appearance for Belmont against premiers Merewether on Saturday. Picture: Jonathan CarrollNSW Country opener Greg Hunt has been cleared to play the season-opening one-dayer for Belmont against premiers Merewether at Waratah Oval on Saturday despite a financial dispute with former club Toronto remaining unresolved.
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Toronto had refused to clear Hunt’s transfer to Belmont over an alleged outstanding bill.

The matter went to the judiciary and NDCA presidentPaul Marjoribanks confirmed on Friday that Hunt had been given the green light to play for his new club.

“We do not see that the issue is cricket related so he is right to play,” Marjoribanks said.

Not satisfied, Toronto have taken the matter to the NDCA appeals committee.

Hunt, a former Sydney premiership-winning captain at St George, had a modest season by his standards at Toronto,scoring334 runs at an 27, with a high of 103.

He and former City stroke-maker Jesse Major add punch to a Belmont top-order that has struggled for runs in recent seasons and takes pressure off skipper Mark Littlewood.

However Belmont will be without spearheads Ray Cooper and Jace Lawson for the first round.

Littlewood has promoted 15-year-old leg spinner Toby Gray for his second top-grade appearance.

“He played one game last year and got four wickets,” Littlewood said. “He is super young but he has good control and not much fazes him.”

Gray won’t be the youngest player to feature on Saturday.Mitch Lole (Wests) and Nathan Hillier (Cardiff) will make their debuts at age 14 at Cardiff No.1 Oval.

In other games, Stockton are at home to Hamwicks, City host Waratah, Wallsend tackle University at Wallsend No.1 and Charlestown meet Toronto at Ron HillOval.

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