Kooringal Colts out to return to winning ways

Warren Bartlett is out for Kooringal Colts' match up with South Wagga.
Warren Bartlett is out for Kooringal Colts' match up with South Wagga.

Coming off their first two losses of the season, Kooringal Colts coach David Bolton is looking to get his team back on track.

Colts were undefeated coming into the Christmas break but have lost both their matches in the new year.

After just coming up short against Wagga RSL last week, Bolton is looking for all-round improvement taking on South Wagga at Harris Park.

“We’re trying to put both the batting and bowling together,” Bolton said.

“It has been a really hard season to get any real momentum, playing such little cricket.

“Our guys have probably at most had six hits in five months of cricket.”

The Colts went within a wicket of defending 134 before the Bulldogs scraped home with the win.

Bolton thought his team bowled well, but just didn’t have enough runs on the board in the end.

“We were a bit disappointed and obviously didn’t get enough runs,” he said.

“We had a bright start but full credit to Josh Staines, Tim Cameron and Nick Grant they really held their nerve and took their time knocking off the last few runs.

The loss saw the Colts slip to third and the chasing pack is looming but with two rounds remaining before finals Bolton is looking to take a simple approach.

“If we win our two games we make finals and if we don’t we don’t deserve to make the finals,” he said.

“In cricket you generally get what you deserve.

“If we play well hopefully we win and make the finals and if we play poorly and lose two games we don’t deserve to make the finals.”

Andrew Dutton and Warren Bartlett are both out for the match while Sam and Will Morley are only available for one day each.

Jake Beattie and Mat Etchells come in.


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