A despondent Andrew Hall was left with a feeling of deja vu after the Steelbacks’ latest Friends Life t20 defeat.
The six-wicket reverse against the Worcestershire Royals at Campbell Park made it seven games without a win for Hall’s men and the captain could only lament another failure from the batting line-up.
“It’s the same old story with nobody kicking on and scoring the big runs that we need to win games,” he said.
“I’m just very disappointed. We got ourselves off to a nice start which we haven’t been doing and got into a great position – then didn’t see it through.
“We lost wickets at the wrong time again, between overs 10 to 13, which cut down on the scoring opportunities.”
And the result of such a performance, as has been proved time and again over the past month, is a bowling attack who are always facing an uphill struggle.
A fact that Hall recognised.
“All the bowlers bowled quite well but they had the luxury of playing at their leisure,” he continued.
“We couldn’t really attack how we wanted and they could take their time in their chase.”
And Hall said that one fundamental change will bring about a shift in fortunes, adding: “We need batters to start scoring 50s.
“We’ve only had two and both of those have come from Alex Wakely and that isn’t good enough.
“Someone has to be getting through to 70 and giving us the chance to score bigger totals and give us more to defend.
“At Warwickshire we put a good score on the board and defended it comfortably. That shows it can be done.
“It doesn’t help matters when you win a toss on a good pitch and you can’t put the runs you need on the board.
“Against Yorkshire that has to change and it’s as simple as that.”