Sawtell bounce back, bounce Tigers
WHAT a difference a day (or week) makes in cricket.
In the doldrums after a less than impressive major semi outing last weekend, Sawtell has bounced back with a slashing performance against Coffs Tigers in today's CHDCA preliminary final at Richardson Park.
After David Langford-Smith skittled Tigers with awesome bowling figures of 6-21 to have the opponents all out for 76, the Blue Caps returned with the bat to hit up a storm and end day one at 1-128.
"It makes up for last week's effort for sure," star batsman Ben Andrews remarked.
"To be honest I think we got the worst of the conditions last Saturday and while it was better on Sunday ... we weren't.
"By the time we got out there today it was a flat deck and perfect for the batsmen and they did the job they had to do."
For Tigers, Simon Donald put on 19 and Nic Rowe contributed 15 but nothing could stop Langford-Smith.
"He was pretty pleased with himself and deserved to be," Andrews remarked
"I hope we can bat away for a couple of hours on Sunday and give us some match practice for later."
Sawtell's top-scorer was captain Trent Mitchell with a fine 68 while Ricky Welsh was dominating at the crease when stumps were drawn and nearing a half century.