Kinross to put lessons from defeat into practice against Centrals: Rose

BOUNCE BACK: Kinross skipper Fletcher Rose knows his side let a win slip through its fingers last week, he doesn't want that to happen again against Centrals this weekend. Photo: JUDE KEOGH
BOUNCE BACK: Kinross skipper Fletcher Rose knows his side let a win slip through its fingers last week, he doesn't want that to happen again against Centrals this weekend. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

Kinross let a second straight Orange District Cricket Association victory slip through its fingers last weekend, as a result the students are desperate to bounce back when they meet Centrals in round four on Saturday afternoon.

After making 7-172 the students had Orange City reeling at 5-89 in its chase, but couldn’t close the game out as the Warriors ultimately edged home by two wickets on the back of young gun Lachie Coyte.

“We did let that game slip away, which is disappointing,” Kinross skipper Fletcher Rose said.

“But that’s cricket and all you can do is learn from it, move on and try to put those lessons into action in your next game.

“That’s what we’ll be trying to do against Centrals, we’re always looking to be positive and we definitely want to bounce back and get a win.”

Kinross has history on its side too, outside last summer the students have enjoyed plenty of success over Centrals in recent seasons.

We’re always looking to be positive and we definitely want to bounce back and get a win.

Kinross skipper Fletcher Rose

Taking in account Centrals’ wins in both of last summer’s encounters, Kinross has still won six of the two sides’ last 10 meetings – dating back to 2012-13.

Rose knows how dangerous the red and blacks can be though.

“They’ve got a few danger men, particularly with the ball,” Rose explained.

“Daryl Kennewell and Zac Reimer are two in particular we’ll really have to keep an eye on.

“We just need to try and keep a bit more pressure on when we’re batting, the way we did against Cavaliers in round one.

“We didn’t do that against Orange City last week, so that’s our main focus I think.”

Kinross will have home ground advantage too.

The students face Centrals from 1pm at Kinross Main Oval.