Andrews smashes ton in a welcome return to form

"ABOUT time" ? that's how Nana Glen vice-captain Matt Andrews described his outstanding 129-run knock on Saturday at Richardson Park.

The talented opener had a top season with the bat last year but he's struggled to replicate that form during the current competition.

"I'm not sure why ? it's very hard to put a finger on it," Andrews said.

"When your not batting well it's very hard to get out of that rut and your confidence is down.

"But hopefully the runs will come easier now.

"I just went out there on Saturday knowing I needed runs and I put my head down and concentrated. I gave no chances.

"Once I got my 50 runs on the board, I wanted to get my first 100 for the season."

His tonne came by the tea break from a glorious boundary, one of 17 fours he smashed away during his innings, which also featured two sixes and plenty of pull shots.

Nana Glen posted 261 and they already have an early Sawtell wicket.

"Another 50 odd runs would have been nice but I believe we can defend 261," Andrews said.

"We decided we needed to score runs and to bat out our 75 overs. We want to try and win every game after Christmas.

"We didn't have a full side on Saturday. In fact, we haven't had a full side all year.

"So hopefully when we get a full side we'll be able to stick with the one line-up."