IT will be the start of a tough seven week stretch, but Wangaratta Magpies captain Zac Guilfoyle said these are the teams he wants to see his young side play against.
The Magpies play the fourth-placed City Colts in a one-day game tomorrow, and will then play the other top-four sides in the WDCA when they take on Rovers United Bruck, Yarrawonga Mulwala and Beechworth before finishing the season against Delatite.
“I think it is good for our guys,” Guilfoyle said.
“To watch them go out and compete against the better teams in the competition and the high end players of the competition is something that they train for.
“To bowl to the likes of Brenton Surrey, to face the bowling of Joe Thomas, those sorts of players will help them get better; it is no skin off our nose, we want to be playing these sides.
“I really enjoy seeing the younger boys back themselves in and have a crack.”