SWING: Julian Bond prepares to hit for Norths.
SWING: Julian Bond prepares to hit for Norths. Paul Donaldson BUN081016CRIC4

Focus is on the little things for Norths

DOING the small things right will be the focus for Norths for the rest of the season.

Recently crowned minor premiers after only losing a couple of matches all year, they don't intend to take their foot off the pedal in the closing rounds as they aim up for the grand final.

Tomorrow they will face Brothers who have not won this year and have lost their past five matches to Norths.

Norths captain Todd Sommerfield said regardless of recent history the games would be tough.

"Brothers are a good team and are always tough to play,” he said.

"Taking early wickets and putting runs on the board to build a platform around is going to be key to our success.”

Brothers are one of only two teams to defeat Norths this year but Sommerfield said that meant little in the context of this game.

"For us we just focus on the present - past results don't matter to us,” he said.

Brothers captain Simon Gills agreed and said his team needed to improve their batting performances.

"Norths are a very strong side and they have played well all year and fully deserve the minor premiership,” Gills said.

"Our focus is to score runs this weekend as it has been an area where we have struggled this year over the season and hopefully we can put the opposition under pressure.”

Gills said every game was important as they tried to secure a semi-final spot next month.

"Every game now is crucial,” he said.

"The teams are so close in points that one slip up could be costly in making the finals.”

In the other game this weekend, The Waves will take on Past Highs.

A win for The Waves would almost guarantee them a spot in the finals.

Both games will start at 12.30pm at Salter Oval.



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