Sarisbury will stick to what they know

131835_CRICKET_29/6/13''Sarisbury bowler Joe Lovett. ''Cricket action Sarisbury Athletic V Burridge at The Hollow, Allotment Road, Sarisbury, ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (131835-994)

131835_CRICKET_29/6/13''Sarisbury bowler Joe Lovett. ''Cricket action Sarisbury Athletic V Burridge at The Hollow, Allotment Road, Sarisbury, ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (131835-994)

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Sarisbury Athletic have vowed not to change their style after suffering a first defeat of the season.

David Banks’ Southern Electric Premier League division one table-toppers went down to a four-wicket defeat to Burridge last week.

They will attempt to bounce back at Liphook & Ripsley tomorrow and look for instant revenge against Rick Ankers’ side in Sunday’s T20 Cup semi-final showdown.

But after admitting some of his batsmen had given away their wickets last week – himself included – Banks insists his side will not change their attacking mentality.

He said: ‘We won’t change the way we play – it has served us well so far this season.

‘We had a few moans last week from a few people questioning the shots some of us played to get ourselves out.

‘I didn’t hear them complaining when those shots were disappearing into the trees earlier this season!

‘We try to play in a positive way and that’s how we’ve played all year but there were a lot of false shots in there – myself included.

‘It’s not going to be easy at Liphook at all. But we’ve also got a chance of a bit of quick revenge on Burridge on Sunday in the T20 Cup, so it’s a big weekend for us.’

Second-placed Burridge bid to follow up their win in a trip to Rowledge tomorrow.

Elsewhere in division one, Hambledon travel to Fawley attempting to stop a run of three straight defeats.

In the premier division, resurgent Havant will be aiming to chalk up another victory as they host Bashley (Rydal).

Richard Hindley’s side cruised to success over Lymington last weekend and could turn up the heat on leaders South Wilts with another win.

Second-placed Ventnor will try to stop a two-match losing sequence at home to Totton & Eling.

Havant II will attempt to cement their place at the summit of division three with a trip to Bashley (Rydal) II.

Skipper Andy Galliers and Simon Loat both hit centuries in a drubbing of Basingstoke & North Hants II.

Relegation-threatened Portsmouth & Southsea will be looking for a similar result against the same opponents.

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