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Ardleigh Green face important clash against Walthamstow says captain Edwards

PUBLISHED: 10:00 10 August 2018

Lloyd Edwards of Ardleigh Green in batting action (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Lloyd Edwards of Ardleigh Green in batting action (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Ardleigh Green captain Lloyd Edwards has pin-pointed their clash with Walthamstow as an important one to stay in the promotion hunt.

Edwards and his men will travel away to Greenway Avenue on Saturday as they continue their bid to chase down the top two.

They go into the match sitting fifth in the Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Three table, just one spot behind their opponents.

But they still lie 51 points off the top two promotion places after their comfortable eight-wicket win over Epping last weekend.

“As always we want to win every game and this weekend’s game is no different,” Edwards said.

“If not more important as Walthamstow are up there with us fighting for promotion places as well.”

The skipper knows it will be a tough test but is positive his side will go there and give a good account of themselves after their rich vein of form lately.

“We know it will be a close game and it’s a game that could have implications on not just us and Walthamstow but also the teams around us,” he said.

“We know it’s going to be a tough game, but we will go there in good spirits after last weekend’s result, and we hope to put ourselves back in the mix for a promotion spot.”

Edwards went on to praise Walthamstow’s line-up and expects Ben Smith to be their danger man once again after he hitting 100 against them last time out.

“They have a good all round team and last time we played them it was a good test.

“We were undone by a good batting performance by Ben Smith, who got a good 100 against us earlier in the year, which set up their victory on that day.

“We will look to rectify that and claim the win against them this time round.”

With five matches left in the season, captain Edwards know it’s not in their hands, but is refusing to give up on promotion.

“All we can do at this point is look to win all our remaining fixtures and hope the teams around us play each other and trip up.

“If all goes our way we will still be in the promotion hunt.”

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