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Minster captain James White blames poor attitude after Islanders' batting collapse

Minster's batting collapse against Gravesend angered captain James White
Minster's batting collapse against Gravesend angered captain James White

Runs were in short supply for Nathan Nichol and his Minster team-mates after Kev Barker's dismissal

Minster captain James White is calling for a change of attitude from his players after their latest poor batting performance.

White’s side slumped to a six-wicket defeat against Gravesend in Shepherd Neame Kent League Division 3 on Saturday – and the Minster skipper laid the blame squarely at the feet of his batsmen.

He said: "Coming after two good wins, it was a very disappointing performance, especially as we were 90-1 at one stage. But when Kev Barker departed for 57, we had another horrible middle order batting collapse."

Minster were bowled out for 137 and Gravesend then knocked off the required runs in 35 overs despite the efforts of paceman Nathan Nichol, who claimed all four of the home side’s wickets to fall.

White added: "None of the team are training hard enough at the moment, and I have asked our batsmen to get in some individual practice sessions this week.

"We are blowing hot and cold this year, and we need a change of attitude if we are going to turn things around."

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