WEYMOUTH captain Simon Browne is aiming for another good all-round display as his side prepares for their County Division One clash with Cattistock on Saturday (1.30pm).
The Seasiders impressed in each department during their nine-wicket thrashing of Hamworthy Recreation at Redlands, but Browne is wary of a dangerous Cattistock side that has recorded two wins from their opening two games.
He said: “Cattistock have come up from the league below and scored a good few runs so there is a chance we’ll be up against a tough side.
“Historically they have had a few Langford family members and ex-Dorchester players in their team so we will have to be on top of our game.”
Cattistock all-rounder Jon Legg is the hosts’ form player. He fell two runs shy of a century in a whopping 207-run opening day victory over Broadstone seconds, before claiming 2-15 in a nailbiting three-run success over Christchurch last weekend.
Browne is expecting another batsman-friendly game and admitted he may have to tweak his tactics when deploying his bowlers to address the modest confines of the hosts’ ground.
“Cattistock have a tight little ground with short boundaries so we will have to be as good if not better than we were on Saturday.”
“We’ll have to look at that situation, be flexible with our bowling and not expose the spinners.
“Our fielding was good last week. Hopefully at nets we’ll do a few more fielding drills to maintain that level into this week” Browne said.
Weymouth currently lie sixth in the table, four positions behind Saturday’s opposition in the table on 25 points, with Cattistock a further 13 ahead.
The visitors are targeting their first away win of the season but will be forced into two changes from the side that beat Hamworthy, with wicketkeeper Dave Blackman and Marco Nott both unavailable.
- Weymouth Seconds will search for back-to-back wins when they host Winton at Redlands this Saturday.
The Seasiders’ teenage all-rounder Jack Taylor was the star performer last week, scoring 46 with the bat before claiming 4-18 with the ball as Stalbridge thirds were beaten by 37 runs.