CAPTAIN CLINT AND GREAT SOUTHERN EMBRACE UNDER DOG TAG WITH A SMILE
A relaxed Clinton Gilbert has called for his squad to continue to take their opportunities in the Alcohol Think Again 2018 Senior Cricket Country Week.
Gilbert said it would be a big test for his side in seeing how they stacked up against other associations during the week. “We struggled with any real consistency in the tournament last year, so to take a scalp like Albany on day one was imperative for our confidence,”
Gilbert said. “In my opinion, I think we are benefiting in playing against the more fancied sides early as it only dictates improvement.”
Gilbert, who is from the small rural town of Kendenup, said although he enjoyed the intensity of the week playing alongside his mates was the pinnacle. “We have six teams representing the Great Southern this year, and the beauty is that we all know each other and get along well,” Gilbert said. “I think when you have that culture within a group you become a genuine chance of succeeding as a unit.” On being questioned about his squads’ talent, Gilbert identified sharing of work load as the key ingredient in putting the Great Southern in winning positions. “Our team balance is much better this year with both bat and ball which should put us in good stead,” Gilbert said. “All-rounder Jack Batchelor is an exciting talent while James Barritt and Reece Groves have started well with the bat thus far.”
Great Southern Defeated Eastern Goldfields in today’s day two fixture
Eastern Goldfields (2) 10/109
Great Southern (1) 10/218
Great Southern (1) will meet Busselton Margaret River (2) Cricket Association on day three of the tournament at Breckler Park.