Shenfield skipper Kliber is expecting a fearless Ilford line-up

PUBLISHED: 14:00 18 May 2018

Jack Kliber of Shenfield (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Jack Kliber of Shenfield (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Shenfield captain Jack Kliber expects to face a fearless young Ilford side when the two sides meet this weekend, writes Jacob Ranson.

Kliber and his men will travel to Valentines Park on Saturday for their second fixture of the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division after drawing their rain-affected opener against Hornchurch.

The skipper knows Theeban Tavarasa’s men will be a strong outfit on their own turf, but is confident in his side’s ability to nick a win away from home.

“They’re a good side and have a couple of stand-out players in the league like Ashar Zaidi,” Kliber said.

“Zaidi is massively important to them in both their batting and bowling line-ups.

“They’ve got a bit of young side much like us last season, so we know if they show up they can win any game as they have no fear.

“We do know it can also go the other way and we know if we can strangle them then as a youngster it’s a hard position to be put in.”

Captain Kliber heaped praise on Ilford’s star players Zaidi and captain Tavarasa but also admitted they have strong players throughout their line-up.

“He is a player that can take a game away from people at any level and he has done it for Essex so we know what he is capable of,” he said of Essex staffer Zaidi.

“It’s not just him we have to worry about though. They have some other strong players like their captain Theeban who is a very good spinner.

“They’re a decent side all round and if I’m honest they’ve probably under-achieved in recent years.”

Kliber is confident of picking up a result against the third-placed outfit who took 14 points from a draw with newly-promoted Billericay last weekend, adding: “If we can go and play some good solid cricket we have a very good chance of getting something.”

Shenfield will be hoping to have their whole squad available for selection, but Kliber admitted they have to wait on county cricket call-ups for Matt Salisbury, Jack Plom and Aaron Beard.

“We’re waiting to hear on Matt, Jack and Aaron due to their county commitments,” he said.

They go into the contest on the back of an encouraging draw with Hornchurch as they hit 214-7 in 42 overs, Kliber getting 108, before the visitors reached 92-4 in 22 overs.


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