Kiama-Gerringong are determined to put the disappointment of last week’s crushing loss to Oak Flats behind them as the South Coast Cricket competition shifts to the two-day format.
Contesting a play-off for a place in the one-day final, Kiama/Gerringong were blown off the park in last week’s 182-run defeat.
Captain Manning Berry, who missed last week on representative duties, feels this weekend is the perfect opportunity to bounce back.
“Yes, it was a bit disappointing last week from what I’ve heard form the boys that played,” Berry said. “It will be good to bounce back well to start the two-dayers.”
After a slow start to the season, Kookas have found some form of their own in recent weeks, stringing back-to-back wins together. Last week’s victory was particularly impressive, with the side claiming a big win over Lake Illawarra.
Berry knows his team must perform better than last week if they are to triumph.
“Kookas are a quality team, it definitely won’t be easy this week. We have to bowl better and bat better.
“Our round one game was washed out, but we’ve played them a bit the past few years. Their side’s pretty similar so we know what to expect.
“They always bowl well, they bat really deep down the order. It’s important we play a full match against them.”
In other matches, the Lakers will aim to bounce back from the loss to Kookas when they face The Rail, who are still seeking their first victory.
Shellharbour will aim to make amends for their round one defeat to Oak Flats when they travel to Geoff Shaw Oval to face the Rats.