Cricket: Wendouree bats have potential to step up

WATCH OUT: Expect Liam Brady to bounce back from a failure with the bat for Wendouree.

WATCH OUT: Expect Liam Brady to bounce back from a failure with the bat for Wendouree.

Matt Ringin says Napoleons-Sebastopol has the self-belief to bounce back against Wendouree in a BCA semi-final at the Eastern Oval on Saturday and Sunday.

As the captain highlighted, you do not win six games on end without it.

Wendouree is fresh from a convincing win over Naps-Sebas which halted that run.

However, when you break it down, it had the potential to be much closer event after Naps-Sebas was 9-106.

Wendouree was 6-110 on day one before being rescued by as Heath Pyke century.

There is no question Napoleons-Sebastopol has to improve and Ringin is confident it can and will.

He said they had tried a few things in readiness for the finals, with some working and others not.

Expect Naps-Sebas to return to the tried and true with Wendouree also having enormous room for improvement – especially with the bat.

Cole Roscholler, Ryan Simmonds and Liam Brady all missed out on runs last time and it is difficult to imagine that happening again. Roscholler and Brady are big-match players and usually stand up on these days.

WENDOUREE v

NAPOLEONS-SEBASTOPOL

at Eastern Oval

Saturday and Sunday, 1pm

WENDOUREE

First (60 points)

Season record:  7 wins, 1 loss, 1 draw, 1 tie

NAPS-SEBAS

Fourth (51 points)

Season record: 6 wins, 3 losses, 1 draw

LAST TIME THEY MET

Round 12: Wendouree 270 (Heath Pyke 126; Justin Ringin 3-46) d Napoleons-Sebastopol 199 (Dan Scott 72; Jack Peeters 5-38)