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Swindon's Tucker calls for consistency
LIAM Tucker has hailed continuity as being behind Swindon’s strong performances in the Wiltshire Division of late and is hoping that will remain the case for the season’s final three weekends.
The County Ground side are top of the table with a one-point advantage over second-placed Burbage and they name an unchanged side for the visit to Devizes tomorrow.
Swindon have been able to call on the same names recently and captain Tucker feels that has been a useful weapon for the title hopefuls.
“We have been unchanged for four or five weeks and I think it’s the first time all season that we’ve had that,” said Tucker.
“That has helped us because we’ve known it’s the same 11 blokes week in week out.
“It’s probably been our strongest 11 and everyone knows exactly what they are doing.”
Continuity in selection has been accompanied by continuity in performances and Tucker maintains that based on that successful formula, his side will change nothing about their approach regardless of the importance of the clash with Devizes.
“What has served us well to win games this season we’re not going to change now, so we will continue to prepare as we have done,” he said.
“It doesn’t matter whether it’s the last three games fighting for a title or the first three games you play in a season, we don’t play sport to lose, we want to fight and win games.
“It’s a big game and we’re looking to build on last week and move forward from what was a great win (over Burbage). There’s one point in it so one slip by either side and it’s all-but game over.
“It might become about bonus points and we probably need to start having a look at that as well, but the main aim is to win the last three games.”
Tucker has limited knowledge of Devizes’ strengths and weaknesses but is wary of the top-order batsmen in particular.
“When we played them earlier in the year they had two or three very good players,” he said.
“Their opening bowler and batsmen were useful and the top three or four were very quick scorers who can take the game away from you if you can’t get them out early.”
Meanwhile, Nationwide House will hope to gain some solace in a disappointing 2013 season when they travel to Marlborough.
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