Wells confident to face threat

CRICKET: Frenchville will be never-the-less confident in today’s match against Brothers despite Gracemere threatening Frenchville’s undefeated title last weekend with only 15 runs separating the teams.

Frenchville’s captain Todd Wells hopes to maintain their winning streak today as the team faces Brothers in the Southern Star Sports Shield match at the Rockhampton Cricket Ground.

Last weekend Frenchville had a good start over Gracemere with a top score of 9/296, but Gracemere nearly met that score with 281 runs.

Wells said that it was a close match but their win has still left them confident in today’s match..

“We definitely have confidence as we are the undefeated team so far and hopefully we will continue to be and produce a solid performance,” he said.

“But both teams are in good form.”

Brothers had a win over Capricorn Coast last weekend but despite their day one high score 304 runs they were unable to get their out right they were looking for.

Wells said despite this, Brothers have strengths that Frenchville need to look out for.

“They have a very aggressive batting line up and they score runs quickly,” he said.

“Therefore we need to bowl in good areas to contain their batting.”

Wells said there were a few bowlers that will help push them for the win.

“We will have a mixture of bowling attack with some of the younger bowlers we have and then some of our experienced bowlers like Brock Seigert and Karl Batey,” he said.

Frenchville played Brothers in a one dayer earlier this year, which saw Frenchville finish on top.

“We have been consistent and hopefully we can now maintain that consistency in this game,” he said.

“But the main thing is that our boys stick together and play some good cricket.”

The Capricorn Coast team had recently folded, which has left only four teams left in the competition.

These teams are Norths, Gracemere, Brothers and Frenchville.

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