LOSING three wickets in the space of 11 overs at the end of a successful day in the field could dampen your spirits.
That is not the case for the City Colts and Kent Braden, who remain adamant they have the batting firepower to chase the runs despite having only seven wickets remaining.
City Colts and Rovers United Bruck opened up their game, a match that will determine first and second places on the ladder, with the Hawks bowled out in the 61st over for 189 runs.
The Hawks bowled out the day with young quick Lachie Busk taking two wickets to have the Colts reeling at 3/34 with Aaron Braden and Cam Nottle at the crease.
“We will use the sub rule this week, as Aaron has left for a European holiday,” Colts vice-captain Kent Braden said.
“We will be fortunate enough to bring in Brenton Whale, who will travel down for the second day this Saturday and the finals too.
“It will be good to get an innings of batting into him before the finals.
“Cam Nottle looked really good out there too, he is on 10 and will look to push on with Brenton on Saturday.”