Ethan Brookes, a pivotal force in his team’s victory at Hove, spoke highly of his partnership with opener Ed Barnard, highlighting how their collaboration contributed to securing a narrow yet crucial win. This triumph earned their side the honor of hosting a home semi-final in the fiercely competitive Metro Bank One Day Cup. With anticipation building for the forthcoming semi-final clash at Edgbaston, cricket enthusiasts can now obtain tickets at a nominal fee, offering accessibility for both adults and young fans.
Brookes expressed contentment with his recent form, attributing his growth to the valuable insights gained from batting alongside Barnard. This partnership has notably infused a sense of calmness into his approach, especially in navigating the complexities of constructing an effective one-day innings.
Drawing on his recent experience, Brookes elaborated, “Having batted with Barney [Ed Barnard] last game and getting to know how he works; I enjoy playing with him and it makes me feel calm.”
While Brookes regretted not seeing the game through to the end, he acknowledged his contributions and the team’s collective effort. He noted, “My ball striking has been good, and for me it’s just about playing the situations as best I can really.”
With an impending home semi-final, Brookes remains optimistic about the team’s prospects. Despite their impressive record of seven wins in eight matches, he emphasized the importance of staying focused and avoiding complacency.
As the Metro Bank One Day Cup journey reaches a pivotal juncture, Brookes and his teammates are gearing up for an intense showdown. Their ultimate goal is to emerge victorious, etching their names in the annals of the tournament’s history and capping off an exhilarating campaign with a triumphant flourish.