Tamworth first-grade cricket: Redbacks skipper Brendan Rixon looks to maintain momentum against Souths

EXPERIENCE BOOST: Glenn Lewington returns for Norths this weekend along with is brother, Don.
EXPERIENCE BOOST: Glenn Lewington returns for Norths this weekend along with is brother, Don.

North Tamworth captain Brendan Rixon rediscovering his best form with a century against City United last round was good news for him, the Redbacks and his younger brother, Michael.

While Rixon was failing to convert promising starts into big totals, Michael had assumed the role of the Redbacks’ main run-getter, the skipper said.

Following the City win, in which Rixon belted 124 off 128 balls, Michael said: “He needed a long innings to try and get himself back to his old safe a little bit.”

Rixon will look to maintain the momentum against South Tamworth in a one-dayer at Riverside 2 on Saturday.

“It’s good to have personal success,” he said. “It’s been a while coming for me runs wise, or substantial run wise.

“Michael’s been the main run-getter of late for the side, and we’ve had contributions from others in most games. It’s good to take a bit of pressure off him. We’ve got some experience coming back this week and hopefully we’ll get the job done.”

Back in the side are Don Lewington and his younger brother, Glenn.

“Our bowling was quite good last week and we fielded quite well but we need to back that up,” Rixon said.