VSDCA: Confidence in Bayswater camp

BAYSWATER'S batsmen face a test of their determination when they chase 253 against Kew at Victoria Park, Kew on Saturday.

Waters captain Sean Flynn said he was "quietly confident" his side could make the runs but needed a top-order batsman to anchor the innings.

"We made 200 against Coburg in a one-day game a few weeks back and batted out our overs in all our one-day games so I think we bat reasonably deep," he said.

"But it would be nice to see a top-order batsmen get a big score and let the rest of our side bat around him.

"Building partnerships early in the innings will also be a key."

Flynn won the toss and bowled, a decision he didn't regret, even though his bowlers didn't make the most of early conditions before the change bowlers and spinner Tim Emmett slowed the home side down.

Emmett took 4-68 with his left-arm spinners.

"I thought the wicket had a bit in it and we probably didn't bowl too well early and were much better in the middle of the day," Flynn said.

"Emmett bowled beautifully and contained them from one end.

"They were 3-90 at tea and we let them get away from us a bit after tea but the ground was in great condition and had a fast outfield so hopefully we have the same conditions this week."

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