Shenfield captain Kliber admits says there is ‘no pressure’ against Brentwood
PUBLISHED: 14:00 21 July 2017
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Shenfield captain Jack Kliber admits there is ‘no pressure’ on them going into the local derby against Essex Premier Division outfit Brentwood this weekend, writes Jacob Ranson.
Kliber and his side play host to Joe Buttleman’s Brentwood team tomorrow (Saturday) and believes they’re the underdogs and can concentrate on their own game.
“There is no pressure on us really,” he said.
“We’re not really expected to win the league or win against them, but if we can play some good cricket and Jack (Plom) can continue his form then we have a great chance.”
Shenfield will welcome back Haris Mahmood and Matt Salisbury into the line-up for the clash, but they will lose Richard Abson-Bennett from the side, as he is away for two weeks.
“We were missing Haris who is one of our more important players and also missing Matt who has been really good for us this year,” Kliber said.
“Richard goes away for a few weeks and he is important for us chipping in with runs when we need them, so he’ll be a miss.”
Brentwood both won their last three games and will be looking to keep pace on Wanstead and Kliber admitted it will be tough.
“They will be good I understand that so we aren’t overly confident, but if we bat and bowl well we can turn them over,” he said.
“We lost at their place earlier this season and we probably weren’t at out best.”
Shenfield moved up to fourth place in the league standings after beating Hornchurch last week and Kliber admits they are now in the fight, but there is no pressure for them to achieve.
“We would like to put some pressure on Chelmsford of course,” he explained.
“If we can win two of the next three we can really be in the mix.
“We’re young we have three or four players who are 17 years old, so we’re not putting too much pressure on ourselves.”
Kliber is proud of his young team, which includes Plom who played for the England under-19s and took six wickets this week, but expects success next season.
“If you look at our team Jack (Plom) is 17, Haris is 18, Jack (Potticary) is 19 and we have two guys who made debuts for us last week.
“There is not many sides that have that many guys under 20 and we know next year is a big one.”