Tamworth opener itching to get back to tons of fun

ADAM Lole will be looking to notch up another century when he opens for Tamworth Second XI tomorrow against Brisbane Waters in Singleton.

The in-form opener has already knocked up three tons this season, the first three of his career.

“I was getting some good runs at the start of the season,” Lole said.

“Although I haven’t got many at all in the last month, especially with the washouts.”

“It would be nice to get some again.”

In a perfect world, the opener would like to knock up a fourth for Old Boys today in the top-of-the-table clash with South, and then his fifth tomorrow.

“It will be an interesting game on Sunday.

“They are a decent side from all reports.”

The seasoned batsman puts his good form this season down to being content on and off the field.

“I am not taking it as seriously as other seasons.”

“I am relaxing and just going back to enjoying the game.

“You know what they say about being happy at home.”

Lole and fellow opener James Haling will set the pace at the top for a very young side on paper.

“We should be getting paid to babysit,” Lole joked.

“Seriously though, there are some very good players in the young guys.

“Matt Everett is a very good player and Will Howard is on fire with the ball.”

The side’s bowling stocks took a hit when Jack McVey got called into the top grade, and then spinner Corey Sommers was a late withdrawal.

Brad Redshaw has been called into the side along with Jake Everett.

Everett is in top form after snaring three good wickets for South last Saturday.

West opener Deklan Baker will be the other bowler.

“They are all good bowlers for their clubs and deserve their spots,” Lole said.

“We should be able to contain them and have the ability to chase a good score.”

“I am confident to bat or bowl first.”

Lole will be telling the young chargers to be patient with the bat and apply pressure in the field.

“In country cricket if you bowl a few dots the batsmen tend to get themselves out.”

“At the same time we need to be patient and not let that happen to us.”

“There are 300 balls to score runs off so a few dots or a couple of maiden overs don’t matter.”

“Hopefully we can set a good foundation at the top and the boys can play their own game.”

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