Cully captain Parr wants to end up-and-down results + B Division previews
CULLOMPTON captain Jason Parr is looking for a change of routine for the meeting with lowly Brixham at Boundary Park.
Cully swept Ipplepen aside last time out and Parr does not want another Lord Mayor’s Show performance from the team.
“Every time we've won this season we've followed up the next week with a poor performance,” said Parr.
“So it's important for us going forward, to give a good account again this weekend.”
Parr is also wary of an unknown quantity as the teams have not met before in the league.
“Brixham might be sitting on the bottom of the table but won't be reading anything into that,” said Parr.
“The division seems very competitive again this year and if your not at your best then you will get beaten so am expecting a difficult away game against a side we know very little about.”
Parr is not planning any unforced changes to the team that defeated Ipplepen.
Thorverton are without keeper-batter Harry Choules for the meeting with Seaton at Station Road. Paul Fielder is back in.
Both sides won last Saturday and sit in the B Division top three.
“We are looking to kick on after a solid win last week,” said Thorverton captain Andy Pitt.
“We know the threat Seaton pose, and they are coming off a good result last week, so looking forward to a good game.”
Ben Morgan, the Seaton skipper must have been reading from the same script.
“Expecting a tough game against a good side we have had some good games with over the last couple of years,” said Morgan.
“However we are full of confidence and looking for us to build on last week’s win against Plymstock.”
Seaton give a debut to new signing Daley Holmes, who has followed brother Wesley along the coast from Sidmouth to Court Lane.
Batter Steve Pritchard comes back in as Rob Gibson and Ben Libby are not available.
Plymstock will be aiming to get back to winning ways when they face Kilmington.
Defeat by Seaton cost Plymstock their winning record and the chance to go outright top.
“We want to bounce back after last week and know the way to do this is by our top order taking responsibility and getting the match-winning scores,” said vice-captain James Nicholls.
“We have talked about a quiet few overs after we've lost a wicket just to refocus and rebuild.
“We have played Kilmington before so it will be a new challenge for us.
“Kilmington have had a few good results so we fully expect another tough game.
Skipper Teddy Richards is back and so is veteran spinner Ian Whaley.
“Both have a lot of experience at this level and will add a lot coming back into the side,” said Nicholls.
Ipplepen and Chudleigh, two teams who lost last time out, meet at Moor Road.
Chudleigh, who lost to Thoverton, are only five points off the drop spots.
Batters Ed Foreman and Alex Haywood are away so Jack Beer and Adam Sercombe come in.
Skipper Matt Heather said: “Ipplepen will be a tough challenge but we are going to give our all.
“It’s an important time to start turning our results around.”
Veteran all-rounder Marcus Green comes into the Ipplepen side for the injured Ash Harvey.
Ipplepen stayed top despite losing to Cullompton, but with only four points between the top five the situation is fluid.
Sam Wakeham, the Ipplepen captain knows where the areas of improvement are that will keep his team in the promotion frame.
“Our batting is looking good at the moment so hopefully we can build on that this week,” said Wakeham.
“We need to work extra hard on the bowling. Learning how to bowl consistently in good areas is difficult but it is the difference between being a good side competing for the top two spots or sitting mid table.”
On the threat posed by Chudleigh, Wakeham said: “They are a good side and it won't take much for them to get a couple of wins and start climbing the table.|”