ON THE eve of any big game you will find most players doing whatever they can to relax and get their mind away from cricket.
For most, this will involve catching a movie or having a quiet dinner with friends, but not for Manly leg spinner Luke Diserens.
Last Friday night “Dizzy” was spotted in the pitch dark with a bucket of balls sending down his leg breaks at his local nets in Narrabeen.
This would seem crazy to your stereotypical cricketer but is just an indication of how desperately Dizzy wants to succeed.
Come Saturday it seemed his hard work paid off.
With limited opportunity in the first session to get the ball in his hand due to the tight bowling from our seamers, his opportunity arose in the middle session when we were up against it and staring defeat in the eyes after posting a respectable 342.
St George were cruising at 2-169 before Dizzy picked up the prize scalp of NSW allrounder Trent Copeland.
After a nervous first few overs, Dizzy then settled in to his spell and spun us to victory with his first fivewicket haul.
Today we are faced with a season-defining game against Sydney Cricket Club. A win will all but ensure us a finals birth.
It is s also semi- final time in the one-day format and tomorrow we face Northern Districts in a sudden death game at Waitara Oval.