This Sunday (6th September) we are scheduled to face Ross County at home, all being well. According to the BBC, the weather on Sunday looks set to be dry, if overcast. Unfortunately it is also going to rain on and off between now and then. Coupled with heavy rain today, it is fingers crossed in the hope that the little bit of warmth between the showers is enough to keep the pitch dry enough for a game.
Of course, the resumption of the season even late in the season has been fantastic, but still this is a match to be played under strict adherence to the Cricket Scotland Covid-19 guidance. Obviously as a club we take these measures seriously and as such all club members are to familiarise themselves with the guidance before attending the match. This link http://www.cricketscotland.com/covid-19-return-to-cricket/ will tell you all you need to know. There is a short course on the linked page that will take you through the necessary steps to keep yourself and others safe during the match.
Looking towards the actual match on Sunday. Ross County promise to be a tough test, while we performed well in the field at Northern Counties our batting performance came short of our expectations. However, playing at home, on our own track, will hopefully provide the advantage that we need. Like everyone, we lack game time, and it showed in our previous game, not being familiar with the surface and lacking that patience needed to get our eye in proved to be our downfall. Practices have been going well over the last few weeks so hopefully, with a known surface, our batting can excel.
We look forward to hosting Ross County and testing ourselves against tough opponents! It all depends on the weather, our true Achilles heel it seems!