BROMSGROVE captain Mark Evenson says his squad’s performance against Attock at the weekend was ‘exceptional’ following an impressive 137-run victory to claim the maximum 20 points.
The Boars’ batting proved too strong for the visitors as Jayden Levitt scored 128 from just 82 deliveries with support from Ryan Pedley (43), Alex Kervezee (53) and Benn Tegg (41).
Young left arm pace bowler Alex Wilkinson scuppered any hope of an Attock resistence in the Boars’ first home game of the season as he blew away their top order with figures off 4-33 in his opening spell before ending the game with 5-50.
Despite some late resistance from Zahoor Azam (43) and Junaid Khan (34), Attock were bowled out for 192.
Omar Masood (3-47), Amjad Zaman (2-64) and Haaris Khan (2-36) got the pick of the wickets for Attock.
“We enjoy playing the win/lose format and there was some really exceptional performances on Saturday,” Evenson said.
“The wicket was not easy to play on but Jayden made batting look very simple and his knock was outrageous.
“Also, considering Alex is only 19-years-old, he absolutely ripped Attock apart and hopefully he, as well as the rest of the players, will keep the confidence going into this week.
“We love playing at our home ground and we do our best to make it a fortress.
“It’s also important to make sure games go ahead each week so we hang around to get the pitch ready.”
The Boars return to Birmingham League Division One action tomorrow, weather permitting, at Wellington.
Levitt will be replacing Evenson (away) as captain while Ben Tegg (work commitments) will also be missing.
However, Tom Green, William Tuffin and Indian off-spinner Yogesh Malhotra will bolster the Boars’ options.
“Even though we have a couple of our players missing, we have more strength in depth so I’m confident we can get the job done on Saturday,” Evenson added.
“After our first game being abandoned, you’re immediately playing catch up as sides get 30 to 40 points after two games.
“We know what we’re doing when it comes to the win/lose format as we notch up big scores to make it hard for opponents to chase.
“I’m hoping we can get another good result this weekend and build up a good tally before we move to the win/lose/draw format.”