After a sloppy start to the season with the bat, Easts captain Sam Uphill hopes his side continues to show the patience which earned them a victory against Ex-Services on Saturday. Uphill admitted it was a “tough wicket” and the 105 run-total – to Servies’ 64 – doesn’t reflect the performance.
“It was pretty hard to say our batting wasn't good, it was a tough wicket,” he said.
“It wasn't a very good wicket to be honest, I don't mean to be harsh on the curators or anything.
“I think we did really well the other day with the bat, the scorecard probably didn't look like we did.”
This weekend they play the first day of their two day encounter with City, who fell to Guyra in an outright on Saturday. Despite City’s form slump, Uphill said his team won’t be dropping their intensity this weekend.
“I think they [City] will be hungry, I can't see those boys reacting too well to that. It all comes down to doing the fundamentals right again,” he said.