Sam Hain believes the Bears confidence hasn't been dented after their defeat to the Outlaws.
After winning four wins from four, Mark Robinson’s side have fallen short in two chases within 24 hours, albeit in back-and-forth, exciting fixtures. Bears will now take a few days off, before facing Derbyshire and Northants on Wednesday and Friday at Edgbaston.
“It always takes me a while to digest games like that,” said Hain. “It was obviously a good game of cricket, they got 214, and it was always going to be a tough chase. To get close is pleasing, but T20 can be very fickle as you know you’re going to lose some along the way.
“I’m really proud of the boys and I know we’re playing some good cricket.
Colin Munro played a good innings to give them some momentum and we knew it would be tough to pull back. It’s frustrating to get so close as at one point I thought me and Barney had it. We gave it our best shot and we’ll move on to next week. The dressing room is full of confidence and we’ve just got to look at what’s in front of us.”
Hain was once again the main man, firing 97 not out as the Bears fell 11 runs short. The right-hander has now scored 303 runs in six games, with three half-centuries and a staggering 151.50 average.
Speaking about his own innings, Hain added: “Again I’ll probably digest this over the next few days as you can always over look into things. I’m seeing the ball well, I know I’m playing well and I’m feeling very confident at the crease.
“I’ve had to dark times in my career and had to look at my own game and see where I can improve, but I’ve built a really strong foundation to my T20 cricket. It’s not always going to come off, but that’s OK. It’s just knowing and trusting in what you want to do in the middle.”
£15 tickets for home quarter-final
Bears have secured a home Vitality Blast quarter-final which will be on Thursday 6 July, with adult tickets only £15.
Tickets ware available online at tickets.edgbaston.com or on the day via the Ticket Office. Members and Season Pass holders can attend for free by scanning their card at the gate.