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Stop-start affair on the move tomorrow

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IN a three-team competition, Poverty Bay cricket's DJ Barry Cup must feel like a stop-start affair for the players.

But the business end is near and the two teams on the park tomorrow — Horouta and High School Old Boys — will be out to bank as many points as possible to get themselves in a strong position before crunch time.

Competition frontrunners Bollywood Stars High School Old Boys are coming off a break and need to find their groove.

Horouta have been playing recently and, though they haven't got ticks in the win column, they have enough points to be in the mix to win the trophy.

HSOB captain Carl Shaw said his side were eager to try new ideas and tactics.

He said it felt like the season hadn't started, with a break last weekend and a bye for his team before that.

HSOB would be keen to rip in, he said.

Horouta club captain and senior bowler Billy Morse said the main focus for his team would be on scoring more runs.

Horouta bowled out OBR for under 100 in their last game but then didn't capitalise with the bat.

Morse said Jo van der Veen had added solidity to the middle order and all-rounder Graham Hudson had shown his importance to the side since returning from a back injury.

Tomorrow's game at Harry Barker Reserve is scheduled to start at 1pm.

Searching for runs: Horouta will be after a positive performance from their batsmen, including opener Parminder Kulaar, when they play High School Old Boys in the DJ Barry Cup tomorrow. Kulaar made 44 the last time Horouta played HSOB, last month. Picture by Paul Rickard