Brentwood captain West always looks forward to Hornchurch fixtures
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Brentwood captain Aaron West reveals Hornchurch is always a fixture he looks out for ahead of the season.
West's side will welcome Billy Gordon’s team to the Old County Ground on Saturday as both desperately search for points after slow starts to the new campaign.
They will be hoping they can avoid any rain as numerous fixtures have been called off or abandoned already this season due to the terrible weather.
“It’s a huge game. When the fixtures come out, that is one of the games that you’re always looking forward to especially with the money that Hornchurch invest into their side,” said West.
“We’ve both struggled so far with what’s happened in the league so we’ll both be looking to get a win and get back up near the top of the table.”
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Brentwood had their match at Chingford on Saturday cancelled due to the conditions, much to the frustration of West.
“It’s been a really frustrating start to our league season, we turned up at Chingford to be told that we wouldn’t be playing, so we turned around and came home. That was about it on Saturday,” he added.
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They did however manage to play the following day as they sealed an eight-wicket victory over league rivals Wanstead & Snaresbrook in the National Cup.
West won the toss and elected to field where they restricted the Herons to 163-8 before reaching their target thanks to West (36), Eddie Ballard (61), and Will Buttleman (50).
“It was another really good performance from us in the cup and I think over the two weekends we’ve completely outplayed Wanstead and thoroughly deserved to go through," he said.
“Everyone has been contributing and we really restricted them in the first half of their innings and then Jack Hebron, who has been in good form, took two vital wickets while everyone else chipped in to restrict them to 163.
“It really was a good team bowling and fielding performance once again.”
He added: “Our top order has started really well this year, we look to be really positive in the power plays, and again that paid off for us and got us ahead of the rate.
“It allowed us to see the game home quite comfortably.”