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Rochester United to push for quarter-final berth

BLU needs a big win if it hopes to progress to the stage of the GMC Twenty20 tournament.

LUKE MCMANUS December 5, 2013 4:46am

Steve Rasmussen can be an aggressive batsman for Rochester United.

Rochester United captain Tim Bubb hopes momentum plays its part in round three of Goulburn Murray Cricket’s Twenty20 competition today.

United takes on Bamawm-Lockington United at Bamawm Recreation Reserve fresh from its 18-run win against Rochester Tigers two weeks ago.

Banking on its recent success in the shorter form, which includes two titles and a semi-final appearance last season, United proved too strong for its cross-town counterpart as Jake Perry (37), Steve Rasmussen (20) and Nick O’Connor (4/21) stole the show.

While his side stumbles in the two-day format, Bubb said the team’s track record in Twenty20s should hold them in good stead tomorrow.

‘‘We talked about it at training the other night, since the competition first came in, I think we’ve only lost one game,’’ Bubb said.

‘‘We seem to always go all right so hopefully that continues and we can progress through to the quarter-finals.

‘‘(Compared to the two-day format) it’s a different game and a different midset.

‘‘We’ll try not to dwell on Saturday’s result ... no point harping on it for too long.

‘‘We simply need to get better and move on.’’

BLU suffered a first round defeat to Tigers and then had the bye.

For United, import Peter Manser (Greenvale) will remain in the side, while a replacement for the unavailable Adrian Pappin (Strathdale-Maristians) has yet to be confirmed.

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