Work together, Mitch Ryan tells his bowlers

BOWLING partnerships will be the key for Baranduda if they are to break their duck in district cricket today.

After making 161 last week the Rangers have Bethanga 1-45.

But captain Mitch Ryan said they won’t win off the arm of one bowler.

“We need to work in partnerships, all the bowlers have to stand up,” he said.

“We have talked about it and they know it is not simply about having wickets next to your name.

“It is about discipline, bowling that top of off-stump line and drying up the runs to frustrate the batsmen.

“We have looked to one or two bowlers this year, expected them to take the wickets, it doesn’t work that way.”

Ryan said Adam Wallace had been the pick of their bowlers this season.

The right arm quick has taken 13 wickets and should have had more, his captain said.

“He has had most of his wickets from caught behind — Adam bowls at a decent pace and can get the outswinger going,” he said.

“But all our bowlers have created chances through the year and we have just failed to take them.

“Again last week we probably missed two or three catches and probably should have had them two or three down by stumps”

Ryan said the tally was defendable and the first time they had posted a decent score in some time.

“We just have been guilty of failing to bat out our overs,” he said.

“While we have had some strong performances with the ball we haven’t really fired with the bat — Rohan Pearce and Michael Hardman have got runs but that is about it.

“Probably 200 would be about par on that track, so even last week we probably didn’t meet our expectations.

“There was nothing wrong with the pitch they just bowled a tight line and put it in the right spot.

“That is what we need to do this week.”

Elsewhere Dederang will look for early wickets if it is to registers its second win of the summer.

Captain Andrew Creamer says the first 10 or 15 overs will be crucial if last year’s beaten grand finalist is to prevent Howlong reaching the 240-run target.

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