DISAPPOINTED skipper Stuart Dickenson has called on his Himbleton squad to start turning 50s into 100s following their eight-wicket defeat to Droitwich Spa in Worcestershire County League Division Two.
Spa were indebted to Max Young whose unbeaten 107 went some way to their total of 251-2 in reply to Himbleton’s score of 248 all out.
The Meadow Boys dropped into the bottom two of the table as a result of the defeat, much to the annoyance of skipper Dickenson.
“I was disappointed we didn’t get 300 plus,” he said.
“That would have made the chase more challenging for Droitwich.
“Sean (Jenkins) and Suggy (Richard Sugden) batted well but we paid the price for a long tail.
“Missing Ali Pretty and Mike Rogers meant we couldn’t capitalise properly in the last ten overs when we were well set to post over 300.
“Max Young was the difference, he batted superbly for Droitwich.
“He did what we’ve not done well enough this year, convert 50s to 100s.”
Himbleton travel to Coombs Wood on Saturday hoping to exact some revenge on their Halesowen-based opponents who won the previous encounter by 29 runs on the opening day of the season.
“I’m anticipating another good game against Coombs Wood,” said Dickenson.
“We gave them a scare first game of the season and we’ve improved since then.”