ORC skipper Trent Fitzpatrick knows his side has the talent to topple undefeated Bathurst City when the two meet in the Bathurst District Cricket Association first grade competition on Saturday.
But in order to emerge victorious at the Sportsground, Fitzpatrick also knows ORC needs to be solid in all aspects of play.
“We have just got to make sure we are not our own worse enemy, we need to hold our catches, bowl to our strengths and bat accordingly,” he said.
“We are doing okay, we’ve won two and lost three, but in four of our five games we have scored over 200. In the games we’ve lost, we just haven’t got our fielding right and our bowling.
“Redbacks are undefeated and I don’t really think they have been tested yet, they’ve won every game fairly easily.
“But if we can put them under pressure, anything can happen.”
ORC will be without Wayne and Dave Sellers this Saturday, the brothers having been in good touch with the bat. Wayne made 82 in last Saturday’s win over City Colts, while Dave hit an unbeaten 44 when representing Bathurst in the Country Cup.
However, ORC does have two handy replacements in Luke Mack and Dave Hitchick.
Mack has been handy batting at number eight and while yet to take a wicket in the top grade this season, has been economical.
Hitchick is handy with the bat and can bowl off-spin.
The other motivator for ORC is beating a side which includes three of its former players in Trent Hemsworth, Mark Day and Mike Waldren.