Perrin hopes Harold Wood perform better with ball

PUBLISHED: 12:00 02 August 2018

Harold Wood captain Craig Perrin (middle) (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Harold Wood captain Craig Perrin (middle) (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Wood lost by four wickets at Belhus last weekend, despite a ton from Shahbaz Khan

Harold Wood captain Craig Perrin is looking for his bowlers to deliver a better display when they host Buckhurst Hill in Shepherd Neame Essex League Division One on Saturday.

Wood were beaten by four wickets at Belhus last weekend, despite setting their hosts a total of 299 to win after Shahbaz Khan top scored with 117.

Perrin himself added 59 with the bat, and will have been disappointed to see his side not follow up a strong display at the crease with a similarly good one with the ball.

But the Wood skipper is confident that Saturday’s game with Hill offers his side a chance to right the wrongs of their last game.

“We’re looking to bounce back with a win this weekend. There’s only six games left and we’re looking to be on the ball in every one of those matches,” he said.

“If we can do well, we’ll see where that takes us, but certainly losing to Belhus last weekend was a blow to our promotion hopes.”

Perrin did add, though, that he was thoroughly impressed with Khan’s innings and was pleased to see Wood post such a good score of 298-5.

Khan has passed at least 50 in three of his last five innings in the league and will be looking to do the same on Saturday.

Perrin believes Wood’s batting on the whole has improved in recent weeks, but is disappointed they are not getting the results to match.

“It’s frustrating because in the first half of the season, we weren’t batting that well, but we were getting good results,” he added.

“Right now, we’re batting well, but the results aren’t matching that and it is frustrating.”

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