TURN TABLE: Noted batsman Michael Essex was getting the ball to grip, rip and slip through.
TURN TABLE: Noted batsman Michael Essex was getting the ball to grip, rip and slip through. Debrah Novak

Essex capitalises on spinner’s paradise for Maclean United

MACLEAN V BRUSHGROVE: AFTER three weeks without a game, Maclean United captain Dean Moran wasn't sure how his team would perform against Brushgrove in their LCCA first grade match on Saturday.

After bowling out Brushgrove in 15 overs using only three bowlers, and chasing down the total of 68 without losing a wicket, Moran said the win was pleasing.

"At this time of the year, you like to be playing your best cricket," he said.

"To be not quite your best this close to the finals, it means you'll usually get beat."

With a bowling performance featuring Michael Essex snaring figures of 3/3 off 1.5 overs, Moran said to use only three bowlers was a pleasing effort.

"If we are bowling well and batting well, and hold on to our catches, the game is there to be won," Moran said.

Moran said he hoped this week's clash against Yamba would provide a chance for his batsman to find some form ahead of the finals.



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