An under par score was the reason for the Steelbacks’ four-wicket reverse to the Warwickshire Bears at Edgbaston according to captain Alex Wakely.
As was the case at Taunton on Sunday, the visitors didn’t post a total that looked possible at one stage and they werre made to pay as the home side reached their target with six balls to spare.
And Wakely knows that is an area that will have to improve if his team’s fortunes are to do the same.
He said: “We thought we were probably 20 short when we first came off. We thought we did well to get back into that position and get up to 149 which is always a score on the board.
“At one point we thought it would be enough and then we didn’t really bowl too well at the end and obviously it wasn’t enough.
“We did quite well to get them in a position where they needed 10 an over and then a couple of bad overs and the rate went back down to seven and it’s the same old story, one of their batsman carried through and the only thing we can take from it really is that when we get in that position that’s what we’ve got to do.”
There were parts of the Steelbacks’ game that were impressive - Cameron White’s powerful half century being one - but Wakely feels they are producing in all areas and that is proving costly.
He added: “It seems to be the story of our one-day season really, we keep putting bits and bobs together.
“We started fairly well and we need to put all the bits together to make a complete game.
“We haven’ty quite got it together all in one go.
“We’ve got a very talented side and when it clicks it’s going to work, we’ve just got to try and figure out what we can do to make it work for 40 overs.”