Harold Wood skipper hopes it’s third time lucky against Wanstead

13:45 25 July 2014

Harold Wood captain Tom Clarke (left)

Harold Wood captain Tom Clarke (left)

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Harold Wood captain Tom Clarke is wary of Wanstead ahead of tomorrow’s Essex League Premier Division clash.

Wanstead, like Wood, lost last weekend and it was following a poor batting display as the Premier Division champions were bowled out for 65 against Shenfield.

Clarke’s side lost by three wickets to Loughton after being dismissed for 142 and he is ready for a fight with Wanstead this weekend.

“They had a bit of a shocker as well at the weekend,” said Clarke.

“They usually come back quite hard and they say a good team never loses two in a row so we know we are going to have a real fight on our hands this weekend.

“We are missing a few guys as well, but those that come in can definitely do a job and fingers crossed we can win.”

The previous meetings between the two teams this season have produced close matches, but with Wanstead edging out Clarke’s side on both occasions.

Wood lost by 31 runs in the Premier Division despite bowling Wanstead out for 134 earlier in the campaign and in the Essex League Cup they were beaten by 11 runs.

Clarke is hoping to make it third time lucky this weekend, but first and foremost wants a positive response from his batmen.

“We have been very close to beating them on both occasions, we just haven’t got there, so it would be nice to do it,” said Clarke.

“Hopefully we put in a good performance again.”


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