High hopes for Scorchers
CRICKET: Scorchers all-rounder Blake Maher says a victory today against Wynnum in Brisbane will give his side significant confidence heading in to season 2015-16.
But that might be easier said than done as the Coast side attempts to chase down 308 in their first two-day match of the season.
Maher is backing his batsmen to find form and deliver the side its first win of the season following two one-day losses.
"Yeah I reckon we can get it done," he said.
"It is a decent score to get but we have just got to be patient and do our thing.
"Most importantly we need to bat how we bat."
Maher said his side would take a leaf out of Wynnum's book who kept their wits about them before turning it on in the final stages of their innings.
"They showed it last weekend that if you bat patient and hang in there you can get the runs," he said.
"They hit a hundred runs in that last hour."
Maher said he liked the Wynnum pitch which he believed would suit his batsmen.
"The pitch is a good batting pitch last but it did have a little bit of movement in the first hour or so," he said.
"After that it got pretty flat and was a good batting deck."
Maher said he rated Wynnum's bowlers extremely highly.
"Alex McDermott is awesome and they also have some good off-spinners so it will be a good attack from them," he said.
"It will be good to scratch off a win and just prove that even with a young side like ours, we can still play against the strong teams like Wynnum."