Batting power key to success

Marc Petrie

Marc Petrie

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Fluctuating emotions have plagued United’s captain Marc Petrie following a loss against Grange and an unexpected selection for the Scotland team.

Despite the ups and downs he is convinced Arbroath have what it takes to get back on top of the league.

“Like any situation in which we’ve been beaten this year we bounce back the following week. It was a slow start against Falklands but that was a lot to do with a tricky wicket.”

Fraser Burnett and Hamish Bartlett smashed a century each in the comfortably won match giving United their confidence back. Petrie said: “They did what we’ve been talking about for weeks. There was responsibility in the top order and both batted brilliantly to get us a winning total.

Arbroath have now got their eyes firmly on the prize and face Carlton with a spring in their step. “They are potentially one of the best teams in the league but if we bat like we did on Saturday it will be difficult to be beaten,” said Petrie.