Bishopston will give Weston another chance to return to winning ways says Trego
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Weston’s game with Bishopston will be “another chance” to put their defeat at Frome behind them and “get back to winning ways,” says head coach Sam Trego.
Weston headed into last Saturday’s match at Devonshire Road top of WEPL Bristol & Somerset Premier Two, despite a heavy defeat at Bristol the week before.
But Frome inflicted back-to-back losses to leave Trego “frustrated and disappointed” as Weston fell down to third in the table after being beaten by 46 runs.
He said “We had put the Bristol defeat firmly to the back of our minds and were focused on getting back to winning ways.
“Unfortunately we had no luck in the first 10 overs with the ball. On many occasions Tregs (Peter) and Knighty (Matt) beat the bat but we could not get a breakthrough.
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“After that we didn’t bowl in partnerships and we really let ourselves down in the field. Our intensity in the field this season has been very good but Saturday was well below the standards we’ve set so far this season.”
Despite their defeat Trego saw a number of encouraging signs.
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“We fought back well in the last 10 overs of Frome’s innings to give ourselves a chance of chasing their total down which was a positive,” he added.
“Jack Press played really well and it was a shame that none of our top order could hang around with him to put together a match winning partnership.”
Trego admitted there will be a “few selection issues” this Saturday with Jack Press, Sam Elstone and Trego all set to miss out.
Kasey Aldridge is another player to “potentially” not to be involved.
“They are four top-class performers for Weston Cricket Club and they are a loss, but it gives others a massive chance to impress both Davo (Chris) and myself and give us a selection headache,” said Trego.
“So we have to use our squad this week and work very hard at training and make sure we are at 110 per cent for our game at Bishopston.”
Saturday’s match with Bishopston will be the first time the two sides have met since 2018, after both games in 2019 were cancelled due to bad weather.
And Trego insisted Weston's start to this season has been “very positive” and is looking forward to Saturday as they aim to get back up the table and sent out a message to their rivals declaring not to write them off just yet.
“It’s another chance to put last weekend’s disappointments behind us and get back to winning ways,” he added.
“We have to get back to batting in partnerships and someone from our top four going on and getting that big score we need to post a competitive total or to chase a total down.
“Our bowling on the whole has been really good, we just need to make our own luck and take our chances in the field.
“It’s progress from where we have been over the past two, three years.
“We have to keep putting in big performances every week to make sure we are putting the teams above us under pressure and if they slip up then we are there to take the opportunity to get close or even go above them.
“We had four wins in a row that put us top of the table. We’ve had a bit of a wobble over the last week or so but we are only six points off the top of the table and we are still in the hunt for promotion this season.”