BROULEE captain-coach Jamie Prior says “crunch time” has come for his side ahead of its clash against Bay Tigers Gold tomorrow.
Prior’s team is fresh off the back of a confidence boosting win against Moruya last weekend and he said it’s “essential” that Broulee carried on after that victory.
“We’ve backed ourselves into a corner with (our up-and-down start to the season),” he said.
“So we need to get a couple more wins now otherwise we won’t be playing in the finals.”
Wicket-keeper batsman Jeremy Wales was the star in Broulee’s four-wicket win over Moruya on Saturday with a well-constructed half-century.
Moruya batted first in the hot conditions and reached 7/123 off its 40 overs before Broulee chased down the total for the loss of just three wickets.
“We were definitely due for it and hopefully we can continue that on this week,” Prior said.
“Everyone is upbeat now and hopefully we can take that into this weekend and go back-to-back.
“We shuffled the batting order around a bit and the fellas stood up.”
Broulee hosts Bay Tigers Gold tomorrow at Captain Oldrey Park and should be back to full strength after missing five regular starters in the win against Moruya.
“We’re pretty confident again, as long as we turn up with the right attitude,” Prior said.
“It’s unfortunate that whenever we play them, Tigers Black have the bye, so they’ll have a pretty strong side.
“But you’ve got to beat whoever is in front of you.”
Tomorrow’s round nine draw:
Moruya v Bodalla at Gundary Oval
Broulee v Tigers Gold at Captain Oldrey Park
Dalmeny-Narooma v Tuross Head at Dalmeny Oval
Tigers Black have the bye