Lechlade face Rockhampton in top-two tie
5:30am Friday 23rd May 2014 in By Sam Morshead
THE only two sides with unbeaten WEPL Glos/Wilts Division records meet at the Boundary Field tomorrow, as Lechlade aim to hand Rockhampton their first defeat of the season.
Lechlade go into the clash with a full-strength batting line-up, which has posted in excess of 300 runs in both of their two completed matches so far this term, and coach Luke Sellers was in confident mood when talking about his team’s chances at Rockhampton.
He said: “It’s been a great start to our season and our batters seem to be in great form. Joe (Breet) and Brad (Dial) have both notched up centuries and Paul (Godding) and Arran (Dickinson) have both backed up with good half-centuries. The batting unit have played as a team and they have all contributed further down the order.
“On top of that the bowlers have all performed well especially Michael (Craigs), who has taken nine wickets in the two games so far, as has Asanka (Vithanage), who has bowled economically only conceding 62 runs off his 20 overs bowled as well as taking five wickets.”
“We have tremendous depth in our team this season all round and I am confident that we will be challenging hard for the title this season.”
Lechlade currently lead the table by three points from this weekend’s opponents and skipper Breet is anticipating one of the trickiest encounters of the campaign for his side on Saturday.
He said: “Rockhampton are a very good side. They reached the finals of the National Village Knockout at Lord’s last season and are never an easy team to play so we will have to be on top of our game this weekend if we are to maintain our 100 per cent start to the season and top spot in the table.”