Dunbar prepares for more difficult task

By EVAN SCHWARTEN

BLUEBIRDS A grade will be hoping their good form in last week's match against Cap Coast will carry into this weekend when they come up against six-time premiers Brothers in round three of the Southern Star Sports Shield 2005-06 season.

The Bluebirds team won the second round match with three overs to spare giving them their first taste of victory after a long drought.

The win has already made this year's season more successful than last year where the team claimed the wooden spoon without a win.

Bluebirds vice captain Brendan Dunbar said he hoped the team had learnt a few valuable lessons from last week's victory. "It was really a team effort last week, we had a couple of people score 20s, a couple score 30s and one score of 40,'' he said.

Dunbar, more known for his batting, was not among the runs in the Bluebirds innings, but earlier in the day collected six wickets.

He said the team had savored the winning feeling.

"Its just good to know what it feels like to win again,'' he said.

"The win has given us a new feeling of confidence.''

But he conceded Brothers would be hard to beat.

"It'll be pretty tough but we've got to be hopeful...I'm looking forward to it.''

Round 3 ? Bluebirds v Brothers (RCG, wicket 2), CQU Tigers v Frenchville (RCG, wicket 1), Gracemere v Cap Coast (Yeppoon Showgrounds).

Points (quotients) ? Brothers 20 (2.79), CQU Tigers 16 (1.79), Frenchville 16 (1.08), Bluebirds 8 (0.77), Cap Coast 4 (0.61), Gracemere 2 (0.44).



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