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Green keen to end wait

PUBLISHED: 15:00 26 June 2015

Chris Cook in batting action for Ardleigh Green (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Chris Cook in batting action for Ardleigh Green (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Captain Cook knows now is the time to record first win

Ardleigh Green captain Chris Cook says his side are looking to build on their improved showings in recent weeks.

Green have yet to win a game this season and are currently bottom of Division Two, after suffering relegation last year.

The task for them tomorrow (Saturday) is to beat second-placed Fives & Heronians, but Cook believes recent performances will give them a much-needed boost.

“We can definitely take the positives out of our last couple of games where we were unlucky not to win,” he said.

“But Fives themselves have been in good form recently and they are where they are for a reason, so it’s not going to be easy.”

Cook knows that Fives have been able to keep hold of the core of their squad during the close season, which he believes has helped their cause.

But he is also aware overseas player, Sri Lankan Gamindu Kanishka, may be a factor in their promotion challenge, adding: “Gamindu is a very good player for them.

“He’s been in very good form for them, but they also have a lot of the same faces from previous years who seem to be gelling to good effect.”

As for what to expect from the Green XI at Central Park this weekend, Cook believes it will be a case of more of the same.

“We’ll pretty much have the same team out, but we just need to finally click. We thought that might have been against Stanford before the rain came down,” he said.

With the season nearing the halfway stage, it’s starting to become a case of now or never for Green as they look for that elusive success.

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