Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Hundred per cent with a game to go

While the opposition in today's game might not go down as the best we have faced on tour, it represented another good work out for the players.

There were 74 more runs for Wes Durston and a bucolic knock of 48 from Tom Milnes helped us to recover from a shaky start to set the Danube Lions 293 to win.

It was never going to happen, especially after Ben Cotton took three wickets in his opening burst. With two wickets from Tony Palladino, the game was as good as won when Wayne Madsen came on to take three wickets. Despite a jolly last wicket stand, Derbyshire ran out easy winners by 69 runs.

A tougher game awaits tomorrow, with the closing fixture of the tour, a T20 against Leicestershire.

Irrespective of that result, the club could scarcely have wished for more from the tour, with wins and solid performances throughout the playing staff.

It would be nice to come home with a hundred per cent record, though giving everyone match action and worthwhile time in the middle is of far greater importance.

More from me tomorrow.


Marc said...

But as with football pre season friendlies, these mean diddly squat Peakfan, fitness tests only.

Peakfan said...

Of course Marc. But if we had lost all four games people would have started to grumbleabout going all that way to get beat.
Fitness, rhythm and bonding. Never bad things and winning is a better habit than losing...