Sunshine Coast Scorchers bowler Kobi Griggs. Photo: Warren Lynam
Sunshine Coast Scorchers bowler Kobi Griggs. Photo: Warren Lynam

Scorchers hunt T20 semi-final berth

CRICKET: Sunshine Coast captain Peter Dein says the Scorchers will have to be stronger in the field if they’re to cement a semi-final berth in the state’s Twenty20 competition.

The Scorchers have so far proven a mighty force in the shorter format, heading into the final two regular fixture matches this weekend undefeated.

However, they face some tough opposition, hosting fellow undefeated force University of Queensland today (2.15pm) and then travelling to battle a strong Western Suburbs outfit tomorrow.

Dein said they’d need to be firing on all fronts, especially in the field, to get the wins and claim their place in the semi-finals.

“We will have to be on top of our game in all three disciplines,” he said.

“We identified against Ipswich in our last game that our fielding wasn’t up to scratch and I’ve got no doubt if we field like that against Uni we won’t come away with the win.”

They’ve put in plenty of extra time finetuning the area ahead of the weekend’s clashes.

“That’s been a focus for us this week at training and we made sure that we trained on new years eve with a heavy focus on fielding knowing that area needs to improved,” he said.

“I’ve got all the faith in the boys that is going to improve this weekend.”

— Tom Threadingham



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