Garstang skipper: Good cricket is the recipe for success

Garstang celebrate Meyler Cup victory at the weekend
Garstang celebrate Meyler Cup victory at the weekend

Garstang CC captain Mark Walling wants his players to continue churning out the results as they approach the business end of the season.

They are nine points clear of Fulwood and Broughton at the top of the Moore and Smalley Palace Shield Premier Division with four games of the campaign remaining.

Thornton Cleveleys are their visitors on Saturday in Garstang’s first game since retaining the Meyler Cup last Sunday.

Ten wins from their last 11 matches in league and cup have left them on the threshold of a league and cup double for 2017.

“We will go into the Thornton game and look to play like we have done in the last six to eight weeks,” Walling said.

“If we play good cricket then, hopefully, we will win again.

“We’re at home and we would always back ourselves to win at home but we will just take each game as it comes.

“That’s what we have been doing but our batters have been batting well and our bowlers have been bowling well.

“If one of the top four or five gets in, then that makes it easier for us but at least everyone is contributing.

“We have got strength in depth and nearly every base is covered.

“Over the last few weeks, if someone hasn’t bowled well then someone else steps up; the same goes for the batting as well.”

Sunday’s Meyler Cup victory came 24 hours after derby day victory against Longridge.

A reduced-overs game saw Walling’s players emerge victorious in conditions which were less than perfect.

“That was another good performance; we just played really well which is what you have to do to beat Longridge away,” he said.

“Every credit should go to Longridge for getting the game on despite the weather because it was quite wet on Saturday.”