Brenton now shaping up to be a huge star

Brenton McDonald
Brenton McDonald

Andrew Holdsworth has hailed Brenton McDonald’s form – and is certain ‘there is more to come’ from the Australian overseas amateur.

All-rounder McDonald has made a fine start to his Windsor Park career, taking 20 wickets and scoring 196 runs.

The 31-year-old has already played an integral role as Chorley have won five games on the bounce.

And skipper Holdsworth said: “Brenton is an excellent acquisition and he has already proved he has the ability to turn matches and win the key battles.

“While he is still adapting to the conditions and wickets at Chorley, we still feel there is a lot more to come from him which is very exciting.”

This Saturday, Chorley return to Northern League action by hosting Barrow after a blank weekend.

Holdsworth said: “It was disappointing that our week off arrived when we had hit a good run of form.

“But it shouldn’t be a problem as we are so eager to carry on winning.”

Start time on Saturday is 1pm.

The club has also advanced into the regional final of the National Knockout competition as East Lancashire pulled out of their scheduled tie, which means Chorley await the winners of Leyland and Bradshaw.