Ready for another chance
ACROSS The Waves captain Brendan Prossliner wants to erase memories of his team’s dismal batting performance in last year’s NewsMail Cup final.
But Brothers captain David Boge insisted their big win was already history leading into the first one-day clash of the season this weekend.
“We’re all basically starting off from scratch again, so what has happened so far really doesn’t mean a thing now,” Boge said.
His team sits unusually on the bottom of the ladder heading into round one this weekend, because points have been carried over from the early-season Twenty20 tournament.
He is aware his team will need to perform and knows it might not be as easy in the shorter format.
“The smaller amount of overs really brings the teams together, and Waves have some good young players who can do the job in Zac Keune and Curtis Janke,” he said.
Prossliner agreed with his rival’s opinion.
“There is probably less pressure on the young blokes in one-day games, so our inexperience won’t show up as much,” he said.
What will hurt them is the absence of all-rounder Sean Stuchbery, who has pulled the pin on this season since returning from England over Christmas.
The big-hitting leg spinner said he will not return for the blue and gold this season, but did not rule out a return next season.
“He’s a handy all-round cricketer, so we’ll miss him,” Prossliner said.
The game starts at 11.30am tomorrow.