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THE LOWDOWN: Victory a long time coming
4:10pm Friday 27th July 2012 in Sport News
AT LAST, we’ve broken our duck in the Minor Counties Championship after three long years.
I’m really pleased because that was one of our main targets this summer and now we’ve got that monkey off our back.
Winning a three-dayer is ultimately what we were aiming for but they are more difficult matches to win and to get across that winning line is a good feeling again.
In many ways, Tuesday morning was a bit of an anti-climax because the damage had been done the day before.
In all honesty, it was a fairly weak Wales side too, but you can only beat the side that is in front of you and that’s what our team did very well.
With two games to go now, it actually gives us an opportunity to even win the division, but we won’t be looking beyond our next game against Herefordshire in a couple of weeks.
We will go into it in good heart but not take anything for granted.
If you look at our record for this year, it is very good.
We’ve got into the MCCA Trophy final and we’ve had the lion’s share of cricket in our three-dayers.
In many ways, we’re surpassing expectations and that’s down to a lot of the work we’ve done in the close season.
We’ve been disciplined off the pitch, the management has been very good and the players have been responded to it.
It feels like we’ve been on the road consistently for the last four or five weeks now, so it’s good that the players have a bit of a break before our next Championship match, against Herefordshire, starting on Sunday week at the South Wilts club.
It’s been quite a taxing period for everyone, but we’ve two home games, plus of course the Trophy final still to come.
A COACH is running from Corsham Cricket Club to Wiltshire’s MCCA Trophy final at John Paul Getty’s ground at Wormsley on August 29.
Contact Tony Shardlow at email@example.com 07876 630962. The cost is approximately £15 (not including ground entrance fee).
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