Bowler Nathan Williams walks back to his mark for Maclean United.
Bowler Nathan Williams walks back to his mark for Maclean United. Bill North

Maclean look to keep bowling strategy simple

LCCA: Winning the toss will take on extra meaning today with heatwave-like conditions expected to make things tough for the bowling side in today's clash between Harwood and Maclean United at Yamba Oval.

In what has been traditionally known as a flat wicket, the extra heat could dry up the deck even further to create a batsmen's paradise.

Maclean United seamer Nathan Williams said while he doesn't want to be out in the heat this morning, he was confident his side has a bowling attack that is up for the challenge.

"You do generally get a little bit when you're bowling at Yamba, but anything short goes for either four or six so we won't be bowling it short,” he said.

"If we can keep their top order quiet that will definitely help us.”

In what should be a boost to Harwood's side coming off the back of their first win of the season, Sydney Sixers WBBL player and recent National champion Carly Leeson has made herself available for the clash.

"I will just have to wait and see whether I get the call up to the crease,” she said.

"The club has been working hard this season and after last week's breakthrough win hopefully we can come good and get a few more wins on the board.”

Since their first round loss to Iluka, Maclean have found their feet and not lost a game since. Their past two matches have been punctuated with particularly strong bowling performances, where they skittled Lawrence and Iluka for double figures.

Williams said a simple bowling strategy has been paying in wickets.

"We've just been focusing on keeping a tight line and length, and not complicating things too much,” he said.

"Between myself, Jake (Causely) and Glenn (Clark) we've been bowling well, keeping it tight and enjoying ourselves and it's just worked. Everyone is having fun, which is the main thing.”



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