Brentwood captain West says it's make or break for title push
PUBLISHED: 15:00 27 July 2018
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Brentwood captain Aaron West says next four fixtures are make or break if they want to win the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division title.
West and his side travel away to third-place Chingford on Saturday as they look to bounce back from a defeat to rivals Chelmsford last weekend.
They currently sit fourth in the table and are 25 points off the new league leaders Hornchurch going into the clash.
“If you look at our next four fixtures we play the top five sides,” West said.
“If we want to win the league we have to go and win them games.
“It’s in our hands as if we want to win them games we can, yes we’re chasing the pack a bit, but it’s a four or five team race for the title now.”
The skipper believes they got a life line last weekend with former leaders Wanstead & Snaresbrook also slipping to defeat.
“We got a life line with Wanstead losing to Billericay as that has made the title race wide open again.”
West expects another tough challenge when they face Alfie Taylor’s men but is confident if they play to their abilities they will come away with a victory.
“We’ve played Chingford a few times already this year, we know they’re a good side and play some good cricket, but we know if we play our game we can win.”
Brentwood may have to call upon some youngsters and second team players for the clash as they have an ever building injury list.
“Unfortunately we’ve had a few seemers missing in recent weeks, Ben Allison is out injured right now, so is Anthony Giles and Tom Moore is on holiday so we’re without them which doesn’t help.”
They could also be without star batsmen Rishi Patel this weekend as he has been training with Essex this week in hope of being selected for their match against India.
“We will be a few players down but that means it’s important our bigger name players step up and do the business.”
Brentwood will also be in action on Sunday when they host Wanstead in the Essex League Dukes League Cup quarter-final.