Norths aim to find mojo
CRICKET: Norths admit they just need to play better to end their current losing streak.
The defending champions will take on Past High Combined Country today at Salter Oval, looking for their first win in three matches.
Since losing to The Waves in the T20 competition on December 9, the side has won two games out of its last four and none in the one day competition.
The side lost to Brothers last week and before that to The Waves in the NewsMail Cup.
Norths vice-captain Matt Frost said the results come down to one thing.
"We're not taking the advantage when we need to,” he said.
"We dropped quite a few catches as well against The Waves and Brothers.”
But it hasn't just been the fielding that has let the team down.
"We haven't played any where near to what we should be playing,” Frost said.
"If we played like we did against Brothers last week, we'll lose every game we play.”
Frost said it's all about getting the team committed and back in form.
"The last couple of games have been a good kick in the backside to us,” he said.
"We just need to bat tighter and take our catches and chances in the field when we get them.”
The side is also wary of a rebounding PHCC.
The Tigers got smashed last week against The Waves, losing by eight wickets after being bowled out for just 45.
Frost said the side can't underestimate them despite being favourites to claim the win.
"They are a good side and we always expect a close contest,” he said.
"They have a strong bowling line-up so if they can bat well then they will be right in the hunt.
"We expect a strong performance from them after last week.”
The sides will clash today at 12.30pm at Salter Oval.
In the other contest, fierce rivals The Waves and Brothers will face each other at the same time for the third time this season.