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Ardleigh Green begin life after Roy

15:00 09 May 2014

Ardleigh Green skipper Chris Cook is looking to consolidate this season (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Ardleigh Green skipper Chris Cook is looking to consolidate this season (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Captain Cook looking for consolidation

Ardleigh Green must adjust to life after Roy Smith this season and captain Chris Cook says they are looking to hold their own in Division One.

Green visit Hainault & Clayhall in their opening fixture tomorrow (Saturday), having bowed out of the league cup against Fives & Heronians last weekend.

Cook said: “Roy did so much for the club over the years but him going gives others a chance to stand up.

“We’ve lost a few players, with Tom Oakley going to Brentwood. You can’t hold youngsters back.

“But we’ll see how we go. We did alright the first Saturday (beating Harlow Town in the cup) and with a few more runs and fewer dropped catches, we would’ve been alright last weekend.

“A mid-table finish is the aim this season and we’ll see how we go.”

New Pakistani leg-spinner Sajid Younis has settled quickly, taking nine wickets in two matches, but Cook says a trip to Hainault is a tough start.

He added: “It’s one of those grounds where anything can happen, but it’s usually a tough game – if we play. The forecast isn’t too good!”

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