Calliope respects the power of Yaralla bats
By ALLAN McNEILallanm@gladstoneobserver.com.au
THEY may have posted a decent score last weekend, but the Calliope A-grade side players aren't getting ahead of themselves.
A wagging tail last weekend helped the Calliope side post a respectable 238 against the much fancied Yaralla outfit, but they aren't getting carried away with expectations with the second week of the matchstarting today.
When asked what they werehoping for in this week's game, Calliope player Peter Masters jokingly replied "rain'' making it clear that he still respects the batting firepower Yaralla contains.
Masters said the side was happy with the runs they posted last week. In their first year in the A-grade competition, it was Calliope's first match against Yaralla.
Much of Calliope's runs last weekend can be attributed to a ninth-wicket stand of 96 between Garry Eddy and skipper Warren Neill.
Eddy said while the score of 238 was a surprise, the conditions at the start of last week's match looked like producing a good score.
"At the start of last week, I would have liked to think we would get a decent score,'' Eddy said.
Eddy's usual skill is shown with the ball rather than the bat and said he would be hoping for a couple of early wickets to put the pressure on the Yaralla batsman today.
Yaralla are 0/23 in response.