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Green ready to rumble at Stanford

PUBLISHED: 12:00 19 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 bullish over chances of picking up first win

Chris Cook remains confident that Ardleigh Green can finally break their Essex League duck at Stanford tomorrow (Saturday).

Following a six-wicket loss to local rivals Gidea Park & Romford last week, Green are now seven points adrift at the bottom of Division Two.

But captain Cook believes there are plenty of positives to take from that match into their clash with Stanford, who lie just above them in the standings.

“The turning point for us was hopefully the Gidea Park match because we actually played quite well,” he said.

“This run can’t go on much longer, so hopefully that performance can be the boost we need for the rest of the season.”

A win could see Cook’s team climb above their rivals in the table and he understands the importance of the fixture, adding: “Stanford are near us in the table. There’s been a few low scores at their ground.

“It’s another big game for us. Every match is a crunch match now after the start we have had.”

And what better way to start that than with a victory against a team closest to you in the table?

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