Sarisbury share the burden in pursuit of glory

Archie Norris batting for Sarisbury against Hambledon
Archie Norris batting for Sarisbury against Hambledon
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David Banks believes that sharing the burden can be the key as Sarisbury Athletic chase glory.

The division one outfit have found form with three straight wins after losing their opening game of the season.

Their latest success came in the shape of a comprehensive win over Hambledon last weekend and they followed that with Southern Electric T20 Cup success over Calmore.

But the Sarisbury skipper is delighted that the runs are coming from different areas of the batting department ahead of tomorrow’s trip to struggling Fawley, rather than being too reliant on one man in form.

Banks said: ‘Everyone in the top six has now got a score, which is always good.

‘Ricky Rawlins is probably the only one who hasn’t had a big score.

‘But he’s been the most consistent.

‘Then he got 60-odd not out in the t20 game on Sunday.

‘Archie Norris and Matt Journeaux both got fifties last weekend, I’ve had a couple of scores, Pete Hammond is the same and Kieran Geyle has had a 70.

‘Everyone is starting to get a few runs.

‘But the pitches are getting quicker and the bowlers are bowling well.

‘We would be disappointed if we don’t get the result we want at Fawley because we’re in decent form.

‘But we know that anything can happen in cricket.’

With the weather finally showing some signs of improvement, Sarisbury will be expecting to beat Fawley after brushing aside Hambledon.

Banks said: ‘Last week, we batted well and then we had them at 13 for four.

‘I don’t think they were ever going to threaten our total after that sort of start to the innnings.

‘Now we’ve won three in three, won our t20 game and it feels like we’ve got a bit of rhythm.

‘It finally feels like the season is just getting going now.’

Elsewhere in division one Hambledon, meanwhile, will attempt to get back to winning ways with a home clash against Hursley Park.

The Dons have secured just one victory from three games so far, while Hursley Park are yet to win this season.