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Ardleigh Green captain says his side must give their all to pick up their first victory

PUBLISHED: 12:00 01 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 says they must treat every game the same despite the pressure building after failing to win a game so far this season.

C Mahboob of Ardleigh Green is bowled out by M Bhad during Ardleigh Green CC (batting) vs Old Brentwoods CC, Shepherd Neame Essex League Cricket at Central Park on 26th May 2018C Mahboob of Ardleigh Green is bowled out by M Bhad during Ardleigh Green CC (batting) vs Old Brentwoods CC, Shepherd Neame Essex League Cricket at Central Park on 26th May 2018

Edwards and his side travel to Epping on Saturday as they look for their first victory in the Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Three this year.

The skipper is confident his side will push on once they get a win under their belts and is keen to do it this weekend.

“We like to think every game is as important as any other due to the results that are coming through it can be seen that anyone can beat anyone, hence why it’s such a tough league to get out of,” Edwards said.

“We had a couple of close games against them last year and expect the same this year.

“We will be doing everything we can to get that win as we feel once we have that win under our belts we will feel like the chains are off and we can kick on.”

Edwards says all he wants from his side is their best efforts and that will please him.

“We go into this weekend’s game like every weekend giving it our all.

“Regardless of the result if we walk off that pitch knowing everyone has given 100 per cent then that’s all I can ask.

“Nine times out of 10 if we give everything in the field and do what we can then we will pick up the wins that we want.”

Ardleigh Green will be at full strength for the clash and the captain revealed everyone is raring to go and hoping to put things right after a poor start to the campaign.

“Everyone is available and should be raring to go again,” Edwards said.

“We’re looking forward to going up against Epping and hopefully coming home with the points.”

They go into the match on the back of an eight wicket defeat to league leaders Old Brentwoods last weekend and Edwards admitted it was a disappointing performance.

“It’s always disappointing to lose especially in the manner that we did as we feel we are better than that.

“We just hope the return fixture against them later on in the summer we can reverse the result as we feel we owe them one.

“Sometimes the rub of the green is a big thing and we hope lady luck shines on us for this weekend and we can get that first victory of the season.”

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