Attfield calls for more from his side’s batting arsenal
Lanhydrock’s Ben Attfield wants top order batsman to take more ‘responsibility’. PICTURE: Phil Mingo/PPAUK
26th May 2021
By Tom Howe
Lanhydrock skipper Ben Attfield wants his top order batsman to take more ‘responsibility’ after each failed to make 20 runs in Saturday’s County Division One defeat at Hayle.
The visitors were made to rue a poor batting performance when chasing down Hayle’s 230, which they reached for the loss of eight wickets with Ruben Turner and Jasper Heaver posting figures of 3-44 and 2-30 respectively.
Attfield’s side failed to sparkle with the bat in hand against the division’s unbeaten leaders, with Ross Keast and Jasper Heaver putting on a 33-run partnership that was ultimately too little too late, as Hayle skittled their opponents with 128 runs to spare.
Lanhydrock, with a single victory taken from their opening six fixtures, face another stern test on Saturday afternoon when they entertain second place Helston, a challenge that Attfield and his team-mates are well up for.
“Hayle were a tough opposition,” he told the Voice. “After our poor performances in the previous weeks, the lads responded well.
“We had Hayle at 30-3 but unfortunately, the class of their middle order shone through.
“Our batting needs some responsibility and, with none of the top five making 20, chasing 230 was always going to be tough. Helston will be a tough game but we always look forward to a tough game especially at home.”