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Ardleigh Green captain Edwards expect a good game against Westcliff

PUBLISHED: 10:30 29 June 2018

Lloyd Edwards of Ardleigh Green during Ardleigh Green CC (batting) vs Old Brentwoods CC, Shepherd Neame Essex League Cricket at Central Park on 26th May 2018

Lloyd Edwards of Ardleigh Green during Ardleigh Green CC (batting) vs Old Brentwoods CC, Shepherd Neame Essex League Cricket at Central Park on 26th May 2018

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Ardleigh Green captain Lloyd Edwards is expecting a good game as they face mid-table Westcliff this weekend.

Edwards and his side travel to Chalkwell Park on Saturday as they look for back-to-back wins to get their Shepherd Neame Essex Division Three season on track.

The skipper also revealed he is looking forward to the clash and believes the track will make it an open match.

“We’re expecting it to be a close game,” Edwards said.

“We had a couple of close games there last year and I expect much of the same this year.

“I personally have always enjoyed playing at Chalkwell Park, it will be a good track offering up a bit of both for batsmen and bowlers.”

Edwards says confidence is high after their nine wicket victory against Basildon & Pitsea last weekend.

“Confidence can only be after the manner we won last weekend,” he added.

“I’m sure the boys will be looking forward to the weekend and we will look to continue on from the Basildon result last week.”

Edwards also says it’s vital to get on a run now and is hoping luck is on their side in the coming weeks unlike the beginning of the campaign.

“That’s the aim now,” Edwards admitted.

“We know in the middle part of the season with limited-overs cricket there can be some funny results around the league.

“If a couple go our way and we pick up a run of wins we can get ourselves right up there again going into the last four timed games at the back end of the season.”

The captain admits they know a little about their opponents and knows they will also be eager to start picking up more results to climb up the table.

“We know a few of their players from seasons gone by and like us they’re mid-table, so I know they will be up for it as much as we will,” he said.

“They look like they had a good result last week against West Essex as well so it should be a good game.”

The skipper admits he always had confidence in his side, despite their poor start to the season and knew eventually it would come together, adding: “We have always had faith in what we have been doing.”

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