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Brentwood captain Buttleman keen to face rivals Shenfield

PUBLISHED: 16:00 21 July 2017

Brentwood's Aaron West hit 78 in Sunday's T20 semi-final, but it wasn't enough (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Brentwood's Aaron West hit 78 in Sunday's T20 semi-final, but it wasn't enough (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Brentwood captain Joe Buttleman keen to face local Essex Premier Division rivals Shenfield this weekend.

Buttleman and his team-mates will make the short trip to Shenfield tomorrow (Saturday) and are confident of picking up 20 points to keep the pressure on league leaders Wanstead.

“It’s always a good occasion to play against Shenfield,” he said.

“We have a fantastic record against them and will be looking to maintain that.

“They have some very dangerous players and they got a great win last weekend, so they’ll be up for it and we have to be on our game to win.”

Shenfield comfortably beat Hornchurch by seven wickets on the weekend with strong performances throughout the line-up.

“We know the guys they have, but we also know if we show up on the day and perform we will leave there with 20 points.”

Buttleman admitted the line-up could change from the weekend as they picked up a couple in the T20 semi-final against Wanstead on Sunday.

“Guy (Balmford) is definitely out and I’m 50/50,” he said.

“The rest of the team will be full strength.

“We have got a strong squad so when people are out of the side, it gives people an opportunity to come in and make a stake for a place in the team.”

Brentwood face a big loss as key batsman Guy Balmford could face a lengthy spell on the sidelines and could miss most of the season.

“Guy will be missing for five to six weeks now,” Buttleman admitted.

“He got a handy injury in the field on Sunday, but hopefully he will be back for the run in and hopefully we can still be in the hunt by then.”

The skipper also spoke about his side’s title chase as they hunt down league leaders Wanstead, who are still 10 points clear at the top, but Buttleman says they’ve got to keep playing their own game.

“That’s all we can do is keep winning,” he explained.

“We just want to keep winning games and hope they slip up along the way.

“They have got a tough game against Chelmsford this weekend.”

Brentwood are coming off the back of beating Colchester in the league and suffering defeat to Wanstead in the T20 semi-final.

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