DURHAM bowler Mitch Claydon is aiming to help fire the Dynamos to even more success against Warwickshire Bears at Edgbaston tomorrow.
So far, Geoff Cook’s men have won four of their five Pro40 encounters and Claydon says it would be ideal if they could add another scalp this weekend.
He said: “We have a fairly young side in the one-day game and that has worked out quite well for us so far.
“We are in quite a good position at the moment (joint top of their group) and hopefully we can continue to pick up results and push on from there.
“All the lads who have come in are eager to take their chance and have put us in a good spot.”
Claydon himself is keen to make the most of any opportunity that comes his way, as he looks to fire himself back into the reckoning in the longer game.
He said: “Obviously I’m pleased to playing one-day cricket, but it’s disappointing not to be involved in the four-day matches as much as I would have liked.
“I’m sure the opportunity will come my way sooner or later and it’s up to me to make sure I take it.
“The one-day and four-day games are very different tactically, but at the moment all I can do is play as well as I can in the games I’m selected for.”
So far, the Australian-born ace has picked up a total of 10 wickets in the five Pro-40 matches, but while he admits he would have liked that tally to be bigger, he’s happy with his performances.
“I’ve been bowling quite well without getting as many wickets as I would have liked,” he said.
“I think my performances have warranted more, but for some reason it just hasn’t happened yet.
“But I feel I have been putting the ball in the right areas and I’m sure if I keep doing that, it hopefully won’t be too long before they start to come.”
The Edgbaston wicket has been a happy hunting ground in the past for the right-arm medium-fast bowler and he’s hoping that run will continue tomorrow.
“You usually know what you are going to get at Edgbaston,” he said.
“It’s normally a good track and I’ve taken quite a few wickets there in the past.
“There’s usually a bit of swing there and hopefully we can make the most of that.
“We got a four-dayer (County Championship match, which starts on Tuesday) straight after, so maybe I can put myself up for selection for that with a good display tomorrow.”
The Bears have enjoyed a mixed start to their Pro40 campaign, having lost two and won three of their five games. However, they are just two points behind the Dynamos.