Bedingham proud of WP batting unit efforts

Six Gun Grill Western Province batsman David Bedingham believes the current group of players Province have at their disposal, can ensure that they keep the momentum going ahead of the next CSA 4 Day Series match against the Imperial Lions starting at Six Gun Grill Newlands on January 27.

The Cape-based side will be looking to continue where they left off last week following the impressive first innings against the ITEC Knights at the Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein. The match ended in a draw after heavy rain washed out day 3 and 4, with a drawn result the only possible outcome.

Province scored an impressive 501/6 in their first innings before declaring with Bedingham top scoring with a massive 199, captain Tony de Zorzi scored an excellent 97, before he was dismissed just three runs short of his century, whilst Kyle Simmonds finished off the innings with an incredible unbeaten 100* off just 101 deliveries.

Despite missing out on the double century milestone, Bedingham was proud of the way the batsmen executed their pre-match plans.

“I’m proud of how our batting went this week, as a batting group we had a lot of great chats leading up to this game. We all worked really, really hard. For that hard work to pay off, I think as a group, we can be extremely proud,” he enthused.

“Obviously, on my own innings, I’ve felt good this whole season, so it was really good to score a big score and contribute to the team,” he added.

“Moving forward to the next match against the Lions, I know as a group we will continue to work hard at training and hopefully we will bat well against a very good attacking bowling line-up,” he concluded.

Six Gun Grill WP lie seventh on the Division One standings with 44.22 points with two 4 Day Series matches remaining in the season.