OLD Boys captain Ben Middlebrook believes his side can improve on their first half of the Tamworth District Cricket Association season.
Currently sitting second on the first grade two day ladder, Old Boys have already posted four wins and three draws to sit just five points behind ladder leaders City United.
Middlebrook said he was “reasonably pleased” with his side’s first half of the season.
“There is a long way to go in the season,” Middlebrook said.
“However, I’m quite pleased with how we are tracking.
“We’ve had some solid batting performances from a few of our guys and our bowlers have been doing a good job for us as well.
“While there is still a long way to go there are certainly some positive signs for us.”
Coming off the back of their third consecutive Twenty-20 win over North Tamworth on Saturday, Middlebrook said he would be looking for his side’s fielding to improve after the Christmas break.
“I’d say our fielding is one area we could improve on for sure,” he said.
“I think as a team we may have dropped something like 20 catches so far this season.
“It’s not through lack of effort, these things happen, but I think it is something we will focus on in the second half of the season.”
Middlebrook said he expected opening batsman Simon Norvill to hit his straps after the mid-season break.
“He is hitting them pretty well at the moment and not quite getting the luck,” he said.
“I think it’s not too far away, he’s a quality batsmen and I think something will happen sooner or later.”
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