Wagga RSL look to cut out silly shots

REP DUTIES: Nick Grant will miss Wagga RSL's match against Kooringal Colts at Robertson Oval on Saturday to play for Riverina. Picture: Les Smith

REP DUTIES: Nick Grant will miss Wagga RSL's match against Kooringal Colts at Robertson Oval on Saturday to play for Riverina. Picture: Les Smith

Wagga RSL captain James Richards is looking for a more selfish approach to batting from his team.

The Bulldogs batting owes were highlighted again as they were bowled out for 97 against South Wagga last week.

It has been the Achilles heel of the club for seasons, but Richards believes the talent is there to get it right.

“Batting always seems to be our problem, but we have enough good batsmen in our team,” Richards said.

“You look across the team and think he can score runs and he can score runs but we seem to get out.

“On the weekend just gone out of the top eight batsmen seven of them got themselves out by playing a silly shot rather than the bowling going through them.”

Richards is looking for his side to value their wicket against Kooringal Colts on Saturday, instead of leaving it for a teammate to score.

The Bulldogs will need to win without strike bowler Nick Grant, who is playing for Riverina, with Dylan Koop to make his first grade debut in Grant’s place.