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Boars given double boost

Bromsgrove Editorial 17th Jul, 2015 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

BROMSGROVE are set to be boosted by the return of opener Lewis Cordes and talented bowler Tom Russell for their home clash against Himley tomorrow (Saturday).

The duo are expected to come straight into the side for the encounter at St Godwalds Park, where the Boars will be looking to end a run a four straight defeats.

However, captain Mark Evenson admitted they would need to be disciplined with the ball and take their opportunities in the field to stand a chance of winning.

Former India international Wasim Jaffar and Worcestershire ace Tom Kohler-Cadmore are likely to be included in Himley’s side. But Evenson insisted they had a plan to deal with the two big-hitters.

“They are two dangerous players who can take the game away from you if you are not careful,” he said.

“We will try and create some pressure with our seam attack and our spinners.

“We are going to have to be disciplined and bowl some tight lines because anything free both sides of the wicket they will capitalise on.

“But we have been bowling well all season to be honest.

“With Nick Husbands in there, we have got some experience, so we have just got to back that up in the field and if we get opportunities to take wickets through catches or run-outs we have got to take them.”

The Boars’ poor run of results continued following a one-wicket loss to Smethwick, but Evenson believed his side was improving.

“We have had a wobble, so we have to try and get back on track,” he said.

“We would like to be in a position where we are mid-table or in the top five for the final five games, so we can relax and play the sort of cricket we were playing at the start of the year.”

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