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Sutton: We are going to get better
9:00am Saturday 21st September 2013 in Sport
CAPTAIN Andrew Sutton believes Barnt Green will be able to build on a promising second half in the Birmingham League Premier Division next season.
The Cherry Hill Road outfit finished eighth after their final clash of the campaign against Walmley was rained off on Saturday.
But while Green finished the season in the bottom half of the table, they have momentum for 2014 after winning six of their last six matches.
They also reached the quarter- finals of the National Knockout Cup and lost in the final of the Graham Williamson Trophy to league champions Shrewsbury in a rain hit match on Sunday.
However, Sutton feels the team is going in the right direction.
He said: “If you look at the season eighth place is disappointing.
But I think we were looking good in the second half of the campaign.
“This was my first year as captain and I have learned a lot and the team’s average age is 23 so we’re only going to get better.
“But we need to become more consistent.”
Green’s hopes of ending the season with some silverware were dashed as they lost to Shrewsbury by 32 runs on Duckworth-Lewis.
The 40-over game was slashed to 25 and then 20 as Shrewsbury made 155-3 but under the Duckworth-Lewis method had set Green a target of 208 for victory.
Green’s innings were eventually reduced to 18 and had a new total for victory but they could only make 154-8.
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