Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Swifts Focus on Thunder Ahead of Quest for Finals

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Swifts Focus on Thunder Ahead of Quest for Finals

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SWIFTS will be eyeing the Thunder like a hungry wolf does a wounded deer when they meet today at Ivor Marsden 1.

An easy kill would have the Bluebirds challenging for third spot, should third placed Northsiders go down to second placed Laidley.

That would mean the final semi-final spot will be decided in the final round when Swifts meet Northsiders.

The Bluebirds can't afford to get distracted by what's going on around them however, lest they underestimate a Thunder side that has shown it is capable of holding its own.

"It's really important to come away with some points," Swifts skipper Nathan Hooper said.

"We don't want to have to rely on other results.

"The Thunder batted quite well last week to deny Centrals an outright win.

"You don't want to get too caught up in thinking too far ahead. Then when it comes back to bite you on the bum.

"We need to make sure we're concentrating.

"That means building good partnerships and establishing a good base for our bowlers to bowl at . …

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