TALONS AIMING HIGH

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FALCON Collegea��s cricket team will be hoping to surpass their last seasona��s performance that saw them losing in the finals of the St Johns T20 cricket festival where they lost to a South African side, Clifton college.

The losing finalists, who are the only team from Matabeleland, will take part in this yeara��s edition of the three-day tournament which starts on Friday at St Johns in Harare.

The tournament,A� which aims at developing talent at a very tender age, will feature the top six cricket schools in Zimbabwe that include Peterhouse, Churchill, St Johns, Prince Edward, Falcon and St Georges.

The festival will also see two South African schools Clifton College (Durban) and St Andrews (Bloemfontein) taking part.

In an interview with B-Metro Sport, director of cricket at Falcon College, Gavin Ewing said they put up a fantastic effort last season and they would be hoping to better their previous exploits.

a�?The boys had never been in a final before, we bowled and fielded well, our batting is the one that was a disaster,a�? Ewing said.

Ewing also highlighted their ambitions of winning the tournament this time around. However, he also left room for disappointment saying anything could happen and the boys would have to accept it and move on.

He said the result of their first game would determine their performance in the entire tournament.

a�?Winning the first game is vital as it will set the tone of how we will perform up to the end of the contest. If you dona��t win the first game, the second game becomes even more important,a�? said Ewing.

Falcon were drawn into Pool Two with Churchill, Peterhouse and St Andrews. The defending champions Clifton are in Pool One alongside St Georges, Prince Edward and St Johns.