Lawrence keen to keep winning
LCCA CRICKET: Coming off the back of a strong win against second placed Wanderers last week, Lawrence will be looking to continue their season's turnaround when they take on top-of-the-table Maclean United at Yamba today.
With players finding some form with both the bat and ball, Lawrence captain Luke Moloney said the team was keen to keep the ball rolling.
"We always thought we could win if we played well,” he said.
"We weren't over confident, but it was good. If we're going to go well today I think we need to bat our 40 overs again, that would be a good start. We fielded well and took our catches last week, so if we can keep that going it would be good.”
Maclean United captain Jarrad Moran said he felt Lawrence was still a threat to the competition, despite their poor start to the season.
"I said at the start of the year that Lawrence would be the team to beat,” he said.
"They haven't had the best of starts, but once they get all their players back they're a strong team on paper.”
Moran said it would be important to start well against Lawrence.
"It we can get some early runs and take some wickets, hopefully we will get a win,” he said.
"Yamba can always offer something for the bowler early on, if you get the ball in the right places it always seem to do something, but it's a nice wicket to bat on.”
Lawrence will be without six-wicket hero Hayden Ensbey, who will be on the Gold Coast for representative cricket, but are bolstered by the return of Simon Harrison.
"I think if we play similar to last week, I'm confident we can pull off another win,” Moloney said.
"(United) are a pretty good team and we will have to play good cricket, but I think we can do it.”