BROMSGROVE captain Mark Evenson has urged his side to bounce back this Saturday at Himley following their agonising 30-run loss to Wellington in Division One of the Birmingham League at the weekend.
Winning the toss and opting to bat, Wellington were bowled out for 195 inside their 50 overs.
The Boars bowlers shared the wickets but Ashley Newfield starred with the ball, taking 4-27 while Graeme Whiles (1-26), Alex Wilkinson (1-20), Alexei Kervezee (1-44) and Yoesh Malhotra (2-50) also contributed.
Despite lying in a good position to take victory, the Boars failed to build on their bowling efforts as they were dismissed for just 165.
Opening batsman Newfield shined again after notching up 70 runs in 98 balls before being run out.
Malhotra (26), Kervezee (24), Lewis Cordes (19) and Jayden Levitt (10 not out) were the only other Boars players to reach double figures.
Bromsgrove are on their travels again this weekend as they travel to Himley and Evenson wants his side to roar back to winning ways.
“We thought we was in a good position when we bowled Wellington out for 195,” he said.
“We would have liked to have got them out for 160 but 195 should have been an easy target for us to chase down but true to form we a hash of it.
“There was no decent partnerships made and we lost wickets too quickly but all credit to Ashley for posting a credible score.
“This weekend we have got to do our best to build the partnerships and just be a little more patient.
“We need to stay in the game longer and add runs in small bite-size chunks.”
Ahead of this weekend’s trip to Himley, the Boars welcome back Evenson and Nick Husbands as well as batsman Ben Tegg.
However, Kervezee is out due to Worcestershire duties in the County Championships.
Newfield and Levitt are to open the batting once again while Wilkinson and Whiles top the bowling order.