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Central Park looking to keep Students out in heat all day

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February 10, 2017

Tigers fast bowler Tom Chalkley was an ever-present figure for his side, helping restrict the Students with four wickets.

Central Park-St Brendan’s will be out to exact revenge against Old Students at Deakin Reserve tomorrow.

The Tigers have only lost two games this season, with one of those against Students in round two.

The competition kings only need 156 to atone for that defeat tomorrow.

Tigers fast bowler Tom Chalkley was an ever-present figure for his side, helping restrict the Students with four wickets.

In the end, the Students’ score was not a reflection of how they started the match last week, with openers Sam Allen (45) and Felix Odell (39) putting on a 75-run stand.

The duo were in a rich vein of form, scoring almost half the Students’ total before Chalkley made the breakthrough.

The Tigers find themselves in an unfamiliar position ahead of tomorrow’s clash as the powerhouse attempts to avoid back-to-back losses since for the first time since round 10 and 11 last season.

Central Park coach Rohan Larkin does not dwell on the past, but is confident his side can bounce back from last round.

‘‘Copping a hiding last week, it was a bit of a reality check for the boys,’’ Larkin said.

‘‘The boys were really disappointed with the result and we are looking to bounce back.’’

With high temperatures expected tomorrow, the Tigers will be looking to play a patient game in attempt to tire out their opponents.

‘‘The longer we take the game into the day, the easier it should get,’’ Larkin said.

With a small target to defend, the Tigers coach believed Students would be hoping to strike early.

‘‘They will be really keen to get two or three quick wickets, but we will be looking for our openers to get us through to tea,’’ Larkin said.

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