Wolves skipper Harry Tector is looking for his Wolves side to finish their tour of South Africa strongly by following up their T20 series win with a 50-overs victory against Namibia.
The YMCA all-rounder played a match winning innings in the fourth game on Sunday, as he made 91 from just 47 balls in the first of back-to-back seven wicket wins.
“There was no pre-meditation about my innings, I just played on instinct really," said the 20 year-old.
"Some days it comes off better than others, and yesterday was my day. It was good to get the win first and foremost, and it was great to share a century-stand with Gareth Delany.
“As captain, the most pleasing aspect of the T20 series was the squad’s ability to bounce back after the first-up loss. We went one down, but then came back to win four straight – and got better with each game.
“Winning a series 4-1 against a full senior side for an ‘A’ team is really impressive. It shows there is a lot of depth in Irish cricket, which can only be a good sign for the future.”
The focus now switches to 50-overs mode with two games against Namibia on Wednesday and Thursday, before the tour ends on Saturday against Northern Titans.
"I expect a tough series against Namibia in the next two matches. They're going to come out hard, wanting to beat us after losing the T20s series, but we'll be expecting that and be ready to respond.
"We have five new lads coming into the squad for the 50-over part of the tour, bringing a bit of fresh energy which will be great. I’m really looking forward to getting going on Wednesday and hopefully going 1-0 up.”
The five changes to the T20 squad see Gary Wilson, George Dockrell, James Cameron-Dow, James McCollum and Harry's elder brother Jack jetting in.
Jack and Harry were joined by younger sibling Tim who is in South Africa as part of the Leinster Cricket Exchange programme, making it a real family occasion as they celebrated the series win.
Wolves 50-over Squad
Harry Tector (capt) (YMCA), James Cameron-Dow (CIYMS), Curtis Campher, (YMCA) Gareth Delany (Leinster), George Dockrell, (Leinster), Stephen Doheny (Rush), Shane Getkate (Instonians), Tyrone Kane (Merrion), Josh Little (Pembroke), James McCollum (Waringstown), Neil Rock (Rush), Jack Tector (YMCA), Gary Wilson (CSNI), Craig Young (North Down).
The fixtures remaining on the current tour are:
26 February - 1st 50 over match v Namibia, 27 Feb - 2nd 50 over match v Namibia, 29 Feb - 50 over match v Northern Titans Select XI.