NEIL SHARDLOW: Making the most of winning position
OUR WIN at Dorset last weekend was a nice change because we’ve been a bit behind the eight-ball in the other games we’ve played so far this season.
We’ve had difficult periods and had to get ourselves back into the game but this time, we had batsmen at the crease and wickets in hand, which is a good way to play.
Ashur Morrison was left out last week but the way that he responded just shows the quality of the person he is. He didn’t sulk and he was hitting boundaries that were twice the size of some of the local grounds we play at.
Tom Foley is another one that deserves some recognition for bowling 10 overs for 1-29, which is superb for someone who’s 16 or 17 years old.
Joe Breet had to pull out early on Sunday morning and Henry Langford drove all the way down from Herefordshire after getting a phonecall at 7.30am.
He’s unlucky not to be in the side this weekend but we need the runs of Joe and Ed Young’s bowling experience. Adam Miles also did really well to get a score of 46 after being bumped up from eight to number three.
We’ll be going out this weekend trying to make sure that we beat Wales and get a home tie in the quarter-finals. We’re going to be as professional as we can to get the result.
We’re back playing at Warminster and we want to put on a good performance because we haven’t had a game there for about 10 years.
It’s a ground that the players themselves wanted to go back to after playing there in friendlies before.