BACK TO BASICS: Hornets coach Aaron Moore welcomes a change of pace as the Hornets embark on their T20 campaign today.
BACK TO BASICS: Hornets coach Aaron Moore welcomes a change of pace as the Hornets embark on their T20 campaign today. Rob Williams

Hornets not hitting panic button just yet

HORNETS coach Aaron Moore has welcomed a change of pace brought about by this weekend's T20 fixtures after a difficult month of two-day cricket in the Brisbane Premier Grade competition.

Moore hopes "a change of mindframe” can help the Hornets "get back to basics” and give the shorter format a real shake.

"This will be refreshing playing in a different format. I think it's a good time leading into Christmas,” he said.

Despite entering tomorrow's T20s on a three match losing streak, Moore stressed stressed it was not time to hit the panic button just yet.

He suggested looking purely at the scorecard can be a misleading way to judge the performance of a team.

"We've done some evaluating of our two-day performances, and even though the outcomes haven't been great we're still making a lot of progress in spaces and competing well,” Moore said.

"Losing an hour or session here and there has probably been our problem. People looking from the outside in will say we're not performing the way we should, but there's a lot of positives around the place.

"We can have a bit of fun with it, and evaluate within ourselves that everything is not as dire as it may seem.”

The Hornets open their 20-over campaign with a brutal three-game stretch against Valleys, Toombul and University.

But Moore believes the Ipswich club have every reason to be confident in their own chances, with a team well-suited to the shorter format.

"We've definitely got the ability,” Moore said.

"We've got guys that can execute with the ball, and guys that can find the fence.

"You've got players like Anthony (Wilson) - this is definitely his format, with his ability to find the fence.

"Then a Jack Wood type; as a spinner, players will try to attack him which will help him get into the game. And he also has the ability to whack them.”



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