Bookaar scores first one day win over Pomborneit

Shaun Moloney bowls a delivery. Picture: Rob Gunstone
Shaun Moloney bowls a delivery. Picture: Rob Gunstone

BOOKAAR captain Simon Baker hopes reward for a tough training regimen can inspire his young charges to new heights in one-day cricket.

The Pelicans needed just 31 overs to chase Pomborneit’s 151 on Saturday, notching their first one-day South West Cricket Association victory in the process.

Baker said his side had committed to a fierce training schedule in recent weeks and was enjoying the fruits of its labour.

“The boys have been training pretty hard over the last month or so, and we’d lost a few games in a row so it was good to get the win,” he told The Standard.

“The young fellas have upped the ante at training and we had a good game.”

Baker lauded the efforts of his bowling attack and praised an “solid” performance with the bat.

“We said to the boys that we could be positive with the bat because we’d restricted them to that total,” he said.

“Our bowlers put pressure on their batsmen and really restricted their output, so we just wanted to have a positive attitude with the bat.”

Bookaar faces Mortlake away next week.