“I can’t say I’m batting badly. I’m not batting long enough to be batting badly.”
The ever innovative head coach Anthony Cashman has enhanced his reputation by consulting with a multitude of cricket greats in an effort to pull threes out of their losing ways.
Taking his cue from Greg Chappell who said “I’m not out of form, I just keep getting out” the marvellous mentor consulted with numerous cricket luminaries to have the boys humming at training this week.
There was some resistance from manager Cameron Webb, Kevin & Mark Housham to Greg and Trevor Chappell coming to the session. They mentioned something about underarm bowling but their objections were overcome when it was mentioned that an Australian super rugby side had beaten a New Zealand one last week.
After an intense session at the WACA where the players were taken through keeping bat and pad close together, only playing in the V early in the innings and an early back lift, the players went to Allen park where local cricket guru Dylan Broadway took them through their paces at the nets.
Dylan said “The boys seem switched on this week, they seem to have taken the mental disintegration videoconference from Steve Waugh to heart. I’ve never heard a bunch of blokes get stuck into each other so much. I hope they use that on Wests.’
Sam Forwood missed the session due to a prior engagement but from the picture he sent it looks like he was playing in the V.
Other players who missed the session were Alex “The Sherrif” Bodenstaff and Daniel “The Deputy” Swainston. Apparently they were seen heading up to the hills with a tent and a tin of lanolin. Bodes says that after their high altitude session in the hills they will be hard to catch, and he mentioned something about Brokeback mountain.
The players are looking for this game to be a springboard for the rest of their season. Captain David Binns said “Although the cricket session was confusing for the boys, I think we got a lot from it. To be honest most of the boys look a bit confused most of the time. I put it down to their genetics and their drinking regime.”
“The part I liked was Darren Warner’s advice to wear shorts with pockets to keep our sandpaper in.’
Threes kick off at 12.30 at Bennett Park Saturday
Updated 08:02 - 28 Aug 2018 by Harry Ayers