Bello?s run target chances are zilch



(Fitzroy Oval)

THERE'S probably more chance of someone convincing George Bush that North Korea isn't a threat to world peace than there is of Bellingen chasing down the mammoth target set by PBBC Colts last week.

Even test teams have issues chasing down a total of 347 but an inexperienced line-up like the one Bellingen has will find the task even more difficult.

Bello skipper Chris Moran knows it's a huge task but he's told his boys to not even look at the total.

"It's just a matter of spending as much time in the middle as possible," he said.

"Forget about the total, let's get a bat and stay out there for a while looking to the rest of the season. Let's just experience going out there and batting for as long as we can.

"My theory is if we bat for for the full 75 overs, we might get close to the total."



(Richardson Park)

THE first 45 minutes of play at Richardson Park this afternoon should prove to be a very interesting game of cat and mouse.

In an evenly poised encounter, Sawtell need four wickets to win while Diggers Ex-Services require a further 24 runs to eek out an an early season victory. Sawtell will be desperately hoping for a couple of early wickets to set the nerves alight within the Diggers tail but will also need to be cautious to ensure that they don't give away any runs in the process.


(Brelsford Park)

COFFS Hotel Tigers captain Daryl Parmenter believes that his team are still a good chance of taking away a valuable first-up win this afternoon against Nana Glen but he says that the Tigers bowlers need to change their ways.

"Early wickets are a must but to do that we need to bowl better than we did last week," he said. "We bowled too many four balls a week ago and we were too short at times. We've just got to bowl tight lines.

"The loose bowling last week is going to happen in the first round while the bowlers get some rust out but Nana Glen are the type of team that you can't do that to."

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