NAPOLEONS-SEBASTOPOL captain Sara Cavanagh says tight fielding will be the key to a title hat-trick.
Cavanagh says bowling is her team’s strength this summer, as Naps-Sebas prepares to fight for a third-consecutive Victorian Women’s Cricket Association premier seconds premiership.
And tight fielding will ensure her team can capitalise on this.
Naps-Sebas must be at its best for an evenly matched Coburg today at Doncaster.
Coburg has beaten Naps-Sebas twice this season – a Twenty20 and 45-overs-a-side match – each time in the final over.
“We’ve got the capacity to restrict their runs, bowl tightly and make them play difficult shots,” Cavanagh said.
“Our strength is our bowling attack and I think it’s the best bowling attack in the premier second division.
“Our biggest challenge, constantly, is getting runs on the board.”
Naps-Sebas’ potent bowling onslaught is led by star leggie Sarah Allan, who has declared she will retire – win or lose – this afternoon.
Allan has built a long career at Ballarat East, Brown Hill, Naps-Sebas and as a Victorian state representative player.
Polkinghorne spear- heads the pace attack and Naps-Sebas boasts depth with nine bowling options.
Jones and Sarah Tatchell will be sought to anchor the batting.
A new-look Naps-Sebas squad features seven players under-21, including five grand final debutantes.
The squad is aiming to break into two teams next season to offer more players premier cricket opportunity.
In a busy day for the club, Naps-Sebas will also today launch a premiership bid the Ballarat Cricket Association club firsts.