That’s the key to Beechworth’s success as it looks to go one better than runner-up in Wangaratta District cricket this summer.
The Wanderers fell agonisingly short of toppling perennial powerhouse Bruck in last year’s grand final and captain Brenton Surrey believes they can atone.
But Beechworth will be without bowling spearhead Jarod Thomson for the first of three one-dayers that start the summer.
“We’ll shape up with a very similar look to the team that went around in the grand final,” Surrey said.
“Thomson will be a loss but he needs a few weeks after the footy season to recover.
“We’ll also have Mitch Howe coming back after a year off with a knee reconstruction.”
Surrey, who scored almost 500 runs last year including one unbeaten knock of 124, said the strength of the team was consistency.
“We do things pretty well for long periods of time and that sustained pressure whether batting or bowling tends to build up on oppositions,” he said.
“That’s why the one-dayers don’t really suit us as well as the two-day format.
“In the one-dayers a couple of bats can get going for a few overs and take the game out of reach.
Bruck will start its title defence with a new captain — left-handed batsman Jordan Blades.