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Brentwood captain West is eager to bag T20 silverware

PUBLISHED: 11:00 29 June 2018

C Griffiths of Brentwood celebrates taking the wicket of Adnan Akram during Wanstead and Snaresbrook CC (batting) vs Brentwood CC, Shepherd Neame Essex League Cricket at Overton Drive on 16th June 2018

C Griffiths of Brentwood celebrates taking the wicket of Adnan Akram during Wanstead and Snaresbrook CC (batting) vs Brentwood CC, Shepherd Neame Essex League Cricket at Overton Drive on 16th June 2018

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Brentwood captain Aaron West is looking for double delight this weekend with league victory and another cup success.

West’s men visit neighbours Shenfield on Saturday as they look to continue chasing down Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division leaders Wanstead & Snaresbrook.

They will then make another short trip to Billericay for the Dukes League T20 Finals Day where they meet Hornchurch in the semi-finals.

“The games are coming thick and fast at the minute, but we’re looking forward to Sunday and hopefully we can get our first piece of silverware this year,” said West.

Division One sides Upminster and Colchester battle it out in the other semi-final, but West’s side will be without Ben Allison and Will Buttleman for the clash due to Essex commitments.

“We’re at full strength Saturday, but we’re missing a couple for Sunday, which is a bit unfortunate,” he added.

“Will and Ben have got Essex commitments.”

Youngster Harry Hobson could be called upon once again after he hit 57 runs in their ECB National Club Championship victory against Swardeston.

“Harry has actually been playing in our third team generally so for him to come up and do that in a first-team national game was quite exceptional,” said West.

“He will be in consideration for our T20 finals day this weekend now.”

West is also looking forward to their clash with rivals Shenfield on Saturday and admits it is a game they always look forward to, adding: “It’s one that both clubs look out for every year.

“You always love to get one over on your rivals, and I think if we beat them we’ll put them into the bottom two, so that will be our target.”

He says they cannot take Jack Kliber’s men lightly, despite their poor start to the season.

“We know they’ve got huge quality, especially in their bowling attack with Jack Plom, Matt Salisbury and Aaron Beard, they’re all on county staff so we won’t underestimate them,” he added.

“We know they’ve been struggling with the bat a bit this season so we will look to put them under pressure a bit.”

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