Search

Shenfield captain Kliber is keen to start with a victory

PUBLISHED: 12:00 11 May 2018

Jack Kliber in batting action for Shenfield (pic TGS Photo)

Jack Kliber in batting action for Shenfield (pic TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468

Shenfield Cricket Club captain Jack Kliber is keen to get off to a strong start in their opening match of the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division against Hornchurch this weekend.

Kliber and his men will welcome Billy Gordon’s side to the Courage Playing Fields on Saturday (11am) as both sides will look to get the 2018 campaign off to a winning start.

“We certainly want to try playing some positive cricket and get some wins under our belt,” he said.

“Whether that means we have to try to bat first if the wicket is looking good and get big scores then bowl them out or whether it’s on green wickets stick them in and see if we can restrict them to a low one.

“We’ll play it as it comes as you can’t plan too far ahead. We need to turn up and see how the weather is.”

Shenfield came up trumps in both league fixtures last year, but suffered a narrow three-run defeat to the Harrow Lodge-based outfit in the Twenty20 quarter-finals.

“They beat us in the Twenty20, which was disappointing. We went over there nowhere near full strength, but they played some good cricket and bowled really well to defend a low score.

“Over the longer formats we done okay against them.

“With Hornchurch it’s like you’re playing a different side every year anyway as they’ve always got a few new faces in and some going out.

“To say it’s personal or try to get revenge over them is probably not strictly true as it wouldn’t surprise me if we went over there and only played five of the guys we played last year.”

Kliber expects Hornchurch’s big summer signing, former England Test spinner Monty Panesar, to be a strong addition to their side.

“We obviously know a little bit about him! A couple of the guys at the club have played a bit of Essex twos with him when he was around last year, but that doesn’t mean anything as you don’t need to play with him to know anything about him.

“He will be a very good bowler in this league.”

Despite their opponents strengthening their side through the winter, Kliber is still very confident of a victory.

“If we can show up with two of our quick bowlers I’m pretty confident we will get something.

“I think at this time of year quick bowlers tend to do the damage but it will be an interesting match.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford Sports News

Yesterday, 18:00

With a month to go until the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup returns to the Lee Valley Velopark in Stratford, the Great Britain squad for the next round in Berlin has been announced.

Yesterday, 17:00

Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane insists they must stop playing on the hard luck story and stamp out conceding sloppy goals after they crashed out of the FA Trophy.

Yesterday, 16:40

Lakeside Hammers will not be running in the 2019 speedway season after the BSPA revealed plans for next season after hosting their annual AGM.

Yesterday, 16:00

The head coach at Crow Lane praised the work of opposite number Tom Redfern ahead of this weekend’s big clash

Yesterday, 15:00

London Super League: Lewisham 4 Romford 3

Yesterday, 13:00

Harold Wood Running Club had plenty of members take part in the third series of the Chingford League 5K at Hog Hill.

Yesterday, 10:00

Coasters lost 2-0 at Victoria Road in March

Hammers’ Players Project helping to get people active

PROMOTED CONTENT

From November, The Mercury in Romford begins to celebrate Christmas. The mall has plenty of gift ideas, fun events and activities for everyone

Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. We put the SUV, now available at Tony LeVoi in Romford, to the test.

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

Newsletter Sign Up

Romford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

News from your area

Competitions

A Romford photographer impressed the judges of a national creative photography competition with a picture of a stunning sunset.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now