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Pressure is on cricketers in back-to-back Inverness derbies


By Andrew Henderson


This weekend’s back-to-back Inverness cricket derbies will be decided by who handles the pressure best, according to Highland captain John Paul.

Highland lead the way in the league with a perfect record as they look to clinch their first Nosca title since 2010.

Highland Cricket Club's main strength this season has been their bowling attack, as no opponent has scored 100 runs against them in the league. Picture: Gary Anthony. Image No.044421
Highland Cricket Club's main strength this season has been their bowling attack, as no opponent has scored 100 runs against them in the league. Picture: Gary Anthony. Image No.044421

But the only time they have met Northern Counties so far in 2019, it was Counties who came out on top on Twenty/20 Cup finals day.

Tomorrow the Inverness clubs will clash at Northern Meeting Park in league action for the first time this year, before Fraser Park hosts the semi final of the longer cup format on Sunday afternoon.

Highland’s skipper knows Counties are in decent form, but expects his bowlers to pose a big threat.

“It’s a matter of who handles the pressure better,” Paul insisted.

Read more in today's Inverness Courier.



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