NESTLES captain-coach Geoff Williams says his side will attack Wesley-CBC’s strengths head-on in its second-versus-third Merri twenty20 match on Saturday.
Williams’ side is hoping to secure second spot in the Warrnambool District Cricket Association’s Merri twenty20 ladder. Nestles sit third with two wins and two losses with Wesley sitting above them on three wins and one loss.
“They have solid batters and bowlers, and we will look to take them on,” the opening batsman said.
“We will look to attack their bowlers and try to make as many runs as we can, as that is where they have been winning most of their games, by limiting sides to low scores.
“They also have a few good bats and so when we bowl we need to get a few early wickets and limit the impact their batters have.
“We have played Wesley earlier in a one-day game and had a good win, so we are looking to do the same and bat and bowl well again.”
Williams believes all cricket basics are amplified in twenty20 and that his side must be at the top of its game, especially when it bats.
“In the shorter format, when you lose a wicket you have to try and recover quickly,” he said.
“You only have two to three overs to get yourself in, compared to 45 and 80 overs when you can use 10 overs to do that, so you can’t afford to lose successive wickets also.
“With the big boundaries at Reid Oval it’s more difficult to get yourself in when fours and sixes are harder to come by, so running those ones and twos becomes vital.”