Australian all-rounder Jebb Swallow looking to build upon his impressive display during Diss' win over Norwich
Diss’ overseas player Jebb Swallow is hoping that he will now embark on a positive run of form after making a telling impact during last weekend’s four-wicket win at Norwich.
By his own admission the 26-year-old Australian had struggled to build upon a handful of good starts with the bat since his arrival, while he had taken just one wicket with the ball.
However, he snared four wickets during Saturday’s triumph and, having been promoted up to number three in the batting order, he then scored 55 runs off 110 deliveries during the successful run chase.
“It was really good to take the wickets and I feel like it is the first time I bowled well since coming over here,” he said.
“When I came on to bowl they had two good batsmen in so I just tried to make it as difficult as possible for them.
“I am getting used to the conditions and I have learned that you cannot bowl too short in England. If you do, the batsmen are going to hit it to wherever they want.
“And with that bat I had made a few decent starts and then got out in to the 10s and 20s.
“But I got more time at the wicket on Saturday – I was in during the first over.
“It meant I had to be patient and hang around rather trying to score some quick runs and that helped me from the mental side of things.
“Hopefully this is the start because I have a lot of goals I want to reach.”
Swallow and his Diss team-mates will host Downham Town tomorrow.
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