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Wright backs mis-firing KVCC to bounce back
8:01am Friday 27th June 2014 in Sport
CAPTAIN Jonathan Wright has laid down a rallying cry to try and lift out of form Kidderminster Victoria ahead of Saturday's vital home clash against Dorridge.
The Chester Road side find themselves third from bottom in the Birmingham Premier after last weekend's 163 run defeat against Berkswell.
KVCC have endured a testing season with just one win in their eight matches played.
But the skipper has been encouraged by Sunday's narrow two-wicket defeat to a strong Shrewsbury side in the Graham Williamson Trophy.
"I think we've reached a turning point," commented a hopeful Wright.
"We lost very narrowly to a very strong Shrewsbury line-up in the Graham Williamson Trophy but it was 100 per cent better than the loss on Saturday.
"We had a young team out but I think it made them realise. We showed determination and tenacity and that gives me hope.
"We've suffered from a lack of cohesion and confidence because we've lost games we should of won but I believe there is enough ability in the team.
"Now we've got a very important game against Dorridge who are only just above us in the table."
Kidderminster have struggled to score runs this season, with opening the batting a particular problem in recent weeks.
On Saturday, Worcestershire's Matt Pardoe, who has averaged 13.25 runs from four games for KVCC, and rookie Charlie Stainforth were dismissed cheaply.
Wright said: "It's not about one player, it's about the entire team stepping up and taking responsibility.
"It's not nice being 32-2 as we have been recently and we've got to become more solid.
"That would give us a platform to build large scores or give us a chance of over hauling big totals.
"Our bowling has been pretty solid and reliable, it's been batting where the problem lies.
"But it's not about one or two players, it's about the whole team improving and I am confident we will after Sunday's display."
KVCC's crucial match at Chester Road starts at noon.