Clyst St George skipper speaks on teams current plight at foot of B Divison table.
PUBLISHED: 10:30 08 June 2011
Clyst St George skipper Matt Cook remains very upbeat about the Bohea Field side's prospects this B Division season.
Despite last Saturday’s fifth successive defeat that leaves his side marooned at then bottom of the early season table, Cook is confident that the sides are both good enough and indeed will soon see a change of fortunes.
He said: “To be fair we have only been outplayed in two of the five so far. The opening game at Tavistock was down to yours truly and making a mess of the toss whilst at Plymstock, we were under-strength, gave it our best, but were well beaten. The game on Saturday against Dartington and Totnes was rather typical of how things have fallen for us this season so far as the final five wickets went without much ado and that was disappointing but there’s plenty of life both in me and the team, and I am sure that once we can get that opening win under our belts we will move onwards and upwards.”
The Clyst skipper continued: “I also think that our ‘play to win’ ethic is also hitting us hard at times. It is not our way to shut up shop, we much prefer to play to win and ,as such, that will inevitably mean that sometimes we don’t get over the winning line. But I am happy with how we are going about our business.
Cook’s options are improved this coming weekend for the visit of South Devon with Pete Andrews, who missed the Dartington game, available.
He says: “Having Pete available is a big boost, it certainly strengthens the batting department. I am very confident that we have the team to compete at this level in the league and I am also convinced that the corner will, be turned, and soon.”