Cricket: Albion No.3 James Mack believes last-start loss to Court House was an anomaly

BACK ON TRACK: Albion hope it is business as usual against Kookaburras on Saturday.
BACK ON TRACK: Albion hope it is business as usual against Kookaburras on Saturday.

Albion No.3 James Mack says the side needs to reset against Kookaburras at Kitchener Park on Saturday and get back to what they have been doing all year bar one match – score runs and then bowl well.

The “bar one” came last round against reigning premiers Court House, who claimed the one-day title when they thumped Albion at Kitchener Park on Saturday night.

Batting first, Albion’s top order capitulated as they were bowled out for 97 in the 32nd over.

RUN HUNGRY: Albion opener Jake Vigor will look to improve on his six runs last round when the side meets Kookaburras on Saturday. Photo: Ben Jaffrey

RUN HUNGRY: Albion opener Jake Vigor will look to improve on his six runs last round when the side meets Kookaburras on Saturday. Photo: Ben Jaffrey

Mack prefers to look at that performance as an anomaly – a “bad day at the office”, as he put it – and is confident Albion will regroup in the two-dayer against Kookaburras and be ready for Court House the following round.

That is the last round before the semi-finals on March 10.

Mack said: “We’ll go back to what we’ve been doing all year bar one game – put runs on the team and then bowl the team out.

“Keep it pretty simple but execute well. We’ll look to do that this week.”

Albion will face a Kookaburras side buoyed by their first win of the season in the last round against Mornington.

Mack said Albion needed to improve all aspects of their game and would look to do that against Kookaburras.

Kookaburras captain Shane Riordan expects Albion to be looking past this match to their clash with Court House.

He said: “If we bat properly we can always cause an upset.

“Albion probably doesn’t think so. I think they’d be pretty confident still.”