Bonus points not a concern for Tucker as Swindon aim for promotion
SWINDON captain Liam Tucker will not be going out of his way to make sure his side claim maximum bonus points in their weekend clash with Great Bedwyn, as he concentrates on securing the victory that will edge them closer to the WEPL Wiltshire Division title.
The County Ground outfit lead Burbage by six points going into the penultimate round of fixtures of the campaign, and with their rivals playing catch-up, Tucker knows his team don’t need to do anything silly.
He told the Advertiser: “We’re six points clear so we don’t have to concentrate on getting bonus points anywhere near as much.
“If we win two games and Burbage get three more points each game than us then so be it.
“If we win games we’re going to take 18 or 19 points minimum so we’re concentrating on winning games and if we get the chance to take 23 or 24 points we’ll look at it, but we’re pretty confident if we win two games we should be pretty close to being there.
“I got slated when we went to their place for saying they only had one or two batters so I’ll say they’ve got a few more. John (Palmer) is a very good player.
“He bats and bowls for them and they tend to get big runs when he gets big runs, but there are a few others we need to worry about as well.”
Swindon are set to name an unchanged side this weekend.
Elsewhere, Lechlade will be looking to accumulate as many points as possible in their game against the WEPL Glos/Wilts Division’s bottom club Dumbleton as the race for promotion intensifies.
Lechlade and Biddestone are tied at the top of the table but a big win against Dumbleton would put the Manor Ground side in pole position going into the final weekend.
Player coach Luke Sellers said: “We need to be on guard against complacency this week and make sure we are concentrating on this week’s game and not what might be next week.
“We need to make sure we win this weekend and that we are as well-placed as possible in the title race before the last round of games.
“If we do that then the following weekend could really be something special for this club.”
Ali Killham makes way for Tristan Hawkes in the only change to the Lechlade XI.
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