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My fitness can't be questioned - I r un a mile in under five minutes - b ut it's just going to take time to get over the rustiness.
Coaches Lee McDermott and Paul Newall will be hoping that the players will have been able to shake off the rustiness that was all too evident in the win over Kersal.
It was all Rishworthians straight from the kick-off, but rustiness in the first 20 minutes, coupled with some excellent Baildon tackling, meant the game remained scoreless.
Whether you put it down to rustiness with it being his first game back I don't know.
Malcolm, from Bridgend, Glamorgan, added: "It all just fell into place, there was no rustiness there.
The preparation will help us too as the practice matches will play a huge role in removing the rustiness that may have crept in.
I think we have to put that down to a little bit of rustiness," Cook said of a batting display which featured an afternoon collapse of six wickets for 52 runs.
According to sources close to him, he has been practising well since his accident in October and even allowing for rustiness he should still pile up a few 180s.
NORTON Under-11s, like most teams, hadn't played since early December and rustiness showed with TIBS scoring seconds from kick-off.
SHAKY Serena Williams is vowing to beat rustiness to win the Australian Open - and help cheer up glum sister Venus after her shock early exit.
Stanley hadn't played for two weeks due to the freezing weather but showed no signs of rustiness and took the lead in the fifth minute.
Peel began his season against Argentina last week and, now that any initial rustiness has subsided, he is looking to step up a gear against the World Cup hosts.