Guyana must exercise patience, discipline in CCC clash

-manager optimistic team can reach semi-finals

Guyana Team Manager Alvin Johnson has cautioned batsmen against repeating careless mistakes and advised them to exercise patience in their encounter against the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) in the fourth round of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) four-day tournament which starts today in Barbados.

“We must avoid losing wickets in clusters and our batsmen need to be more patient,” Johnson said, reiterating that it is important that the side rectify these errors. Speaking with Stabroek Sports yesterday, the manager confirmed that despite losing the first two rounds and drawing the third on Sunday against the Windward Islands, the team is still optimistic about reaching the semi-finals and is aware that it gets harder as the rounds go by. Guyana’s failure to post a formidable first innings score backed up by their inability to dig-in during the second innings is another example of its continued batting woes and an area that needs drastic improvement, Johnson said.

Guyana has been bowled out for below par scores in all of their first innings while flexing their muscle with the ball to skittle out their opponents and swing the momentum back in their favour. However, this advantage has been lost to careless batting in the second knock culminating in a cluster of wickets falling in …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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