Spaseski in rare form for Comets' clash
Eastlake's Michael Spaseski made 127 not out. Photo: Jay Cronan
Michael Spaseski takes a rich vein of form into the Canberra Comets' Futures League clash against South Australia on Monday.
The Eastlake recruit scored a blistering 127 not out to guide his new team to an 87-run win over Norths in the one-day competition at Kingston on Saturday.
Spaseski has been in fine form, scoring 100 and an unbeaten 72 in the Comets' last game against Victoria in Melbourne last month.
His dig against Norths was a timely one, striding to the crease with the Demons in all sorts of trouble at 3-27.
Rather than take his time to settle in, Spaseski felt offence was the best option and he proceeded to go after the Norths bowlers on a deck that had plenty of life.
If it wasn't for Spaseski, Eastlake might not have won so comfortably.
Only two other batsmen got to double figures in the total of 9-227 from their 50 overs, before the Eastlake bowlers shared the wickets and rolled Norths for 140 in just 38.1 overs.
''With the fields they had, anything pitched up if you go hard you're safe, to tell you the truth, with the fields so attacking,'' Spaseski said.
''I thought at the time it was the safest option.''
He said he was relishing the move from Queanbeyan in the off-season and was looking forward to facing the South Australian attack at Manuka Oval on Monday.
While Eastlake have another one-dayer against ANU at ANU North on Sunday, Spaseski thought he might have a day's rest to get ready for the clash against the Redbacks.
''I just want to give myself the best chance to perform in the four-dayer, that's where my priorities are for the big game, just to be fit for that,'' he said.
''If I feel up to the case tomorrow I'll definitely play again.''
Meanwhile, Weston Creek batsmen failed to trouble the scorer in their 119-run loss to ANU North.