Killarney ready to defend Grassmere Cricket Association crown

FEET ON THE GROUND: Killarney skipper Brayden Buchanan.

FEET ON THE GROUND: Killarney skipper Brayden Buchanan.

REIGNING premier Killarney is hungry to defend its Grassmere Cricket Association crown and skipper Brayden Buchanan insists complacency won’t become an issue for his men.

Buchanan revealed the euphoria of last season’s title was driving his side into their semi-final showdown against Woolsthorpe on Saturday.

“We just know what it feels like to actually win one now,” Buchanan told The Standard.

“That should be enough to drive anyone – it certainly is for us.

“I think all the clubs in the finals know how much hard work they’ve put in, so we just have to hope all of ours translates into practice.”

Buchanan said wickets were vital as Woolsthorpe was capable of posting a large total.

“They bat really deep, so you can feel like you’ve got the game and they can take it right back from you,” he said.

“We have to be confident but we won’t be overconfident.”