With the Christmas break fast approaching, Bunbury and Districts Cricket Association captains are keen to finish 2021 with a strong performance to hang their hats on. However for Marist skipper Kyle Davis, Saturday’s home clash against Donnybrook at Forrest Park is of greater importance. “Our break is a little bit longer,” he said. “Because we have the bye on January 8 before Country Week, so we have basically five to six weeks between games. “So for us, it is about finishing this block of the season really strongly going into Christmas and building some momentum.” There is no shortage of players putting their hands up to play first grade at Forrest Park, with several players —including Dan Lomax, Ben Shipley and Blaze Rosinski — all dominating during last Saturday’s second grade win over Hay Park. Shawn Gillies, who was unavailable last Saturday, is also likely to come back into the team, but Davis believes the formidable player depth is a nice problem to have. “We have got pressure on selection spots at the moment,” he said. “A number of guys in second grade are in good form and are basically just waiting for an opportunity. It is nice going into each week knowing we do not have just a bare XI to pick from — there is always 16-17 guys to pick from, which is great for everyone and keeps them on their toes in terms of performing for their spot really.” Despite Donnybrook’s fluctuating fortunes over the past month, Davis said he was under no illusions about their ability and tipped it would be a tough clash for his side.