TYLER Fowler is confident Woodford can start its Warrnambool and District Cricket Association two-day form in winning fashion.
The medium pacer produced career-best figures of 6-17 as the Eels restricted East Warrnambool-YCW to 128 on day one on Saturday.
“We let them get a few more runs than we should’ve but we still did well to restrict them to 130-odd,” he said.
Fowler, who rated his season “OK but nothing too spectacular”, hopes he’s not required with the bat on day two.
“Hopefully I won’t be required,” he said.
“Hopefully the top-order fellas make some runs. They are more than capable of doing it.”
Woodford captain Nick Butters said Fowler’s haul was well deserved.
“He bowled really well, bowled straight lines and got rewarded,” he said.
“It’s the best he has bowled for the year so it was pleasing for him to get the results.”
Butters said the Eels regained their composure after a sloppy start.
“They got off to a pretty good start and then they lost 6-3 at the end so it looked like it could’ve ended up a good score for them,” he said.