IT'S been a stop-start Mid North Coast Premier League season for Wingham.
Two washed out games and two lost games due to bushfires mean Wingham has only completed two matches.
Skipper Mick Rees was surprised to learn his side was on top of the ladder, albeit by only two points from Rovers and United.
"I thought we would have been closer to the bottom considering we've only finished two games,'' he said.
"Other sides have finished more games than us.''
Wingham will meet premiers United tomorrow at Chatham Park. They'll be at full strength following the return of Rees and Mick Stinson, who both missed the washed out game against Port Magpies at Cedar Party Reserve last Saturday. The rain was timely for Wingham as they were 2/28 chasing 232, although Rees sees it differently.
"We still had plenty of batting to come,'' he pointed out.
"I think they were lucky.''
Rees indicated he might tweak his batting order tomorrow. He's yet to visit the crease and admits he'd like to have a hit, so he may open up.
"I'm itching to have a bat, I've been hitting the ball well in the nets. But I'll have a talk to the boys first and decide what's best for the team,'' he said.
Rees added that one of the team's strength is the ability of the batsmen to fit in anywhere in the order.