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Essex League Division One: Nicky Ison confident Upminster can click for ‘big game’ with Hainault & Clayhall

PUBLISHED: 16:00 25 May 2018

Upminster claim the wicket of Jamal Francis (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Upminster claim the wicket of Jamal Francis (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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After a tough start to 2018, the recently relegated side will aim to enjoy success in two different formats over the Bank Holiday weekend

Nicky Ison is hoping to see Upminster’s batsmen return to form this weekend in two Essex League competitions.

They were all out for 136 last Saturday when looking to salvage a draw at rivals Gidea Park & Romford, who had set 207 to win in the Division One contest.

It was the fourth time this year Upminster had failed to go past 200 with their four innings to date now reading 136, 41-1, 193-9 and 113.

This weekend Ison’s men will host Hainault & Clayhall, who are also winless in 2018, and he said: “They lost last time out as well, so despite it being early days I think it is a pretty big game for both sides.

“I feel we just need one good batting performance to get us all going for the year and hopefully being at home we can do it on Saturday.

“We just need someone to get in and when it happens I think it will bring a lot of confidence to the batting line-up, so we are looking for someone to get a score.

“On the plus side, we are bowling and fielding pretty well at the moment and no one has got after us yet, so we just need someone to stand up and get the runs now.”

Ison will hope it can occur on Saturday, but if it doesn’t, they start their Essex League T20 Cup campaign on Monday and Upminster will aim to qualify for finals day again.

Last year’s runners-up will host three teams on the Bank Holiday with three fixtures taking place overall.

Upminster do battle with Hadleigh & Thundersley at 1.30pm, after Billericay and Wanstead would have faced off at 10.30am, and the two winners will play each other in a quarter-final at 4.30pm for a spot in finals day.

Ison added: “We have three Premier Division teams visiting, but we have always been a decent T20 side.

“We reached the final last year and all of our batsmen love playing shots anyway, so it comes as second nature for them to go out there and score fast.

“I’m pleased with the line-up we have, so I think we can beat Hadleigh and if we do that we’ll be up for the challenge of facing Wanstead or Billericay in the last eight.

“This is a competition which definitely suits our players, so hopefully we can have a bit of fun and maybe the no pressure scenario we face will help a few of our batsmen get into form.”

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