13 Jan 2012

Sport: EAP cricketers set sights on title in 2013

12:08 pm on 13 January 2012

The coach of the East Asia Pacific cricket team says after a record number of wins at the Australian Country Cricket Championships the challenge is to come back next year and win the event.

The composite team finished with three wins from sevens matches in Geelong, but ended their stay in disappointing fashion with back to back one-day losses against Queensland and New South Wales.

Tom Evans says with Pacific teams typically more dominant in the shorter form of the game it was pleasing to see a number of batsmen spend long periods at the crease, which helped the team win two two-day matches.

But he says if the players will need to be more consistent if they're to challenge for the overall title.

"I think they've seen a big improvement in the way that we've performed since we've started in the competition, or even since the last sort of three or four years. They're pleased that we're more competitive in a lot of games and able to win more games than what we did a few years ago so that's pleasing. I guess the next step is to get a side together that can actually win the thing."

Tom Evans says the challenge now is to keep improving and come back and win the event next year.