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Roy Smith would love Hornchurch Cricket Club to get three big wins!

PUBLISHED: 16:00 27 May 2016

Hornchurch players celebrate the wicket of Shenfield's Matt Salisbury (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Hornchurch players celebrate the wicket of Shenfield's Matt Salisbury (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Harrow Lodge Park outfit face Chingford in the league and then Wanstead and Brentwood in two different cup competitions

Hornchurch have a busy schedule coming up over the Bank Holiday and captain Roy Smith is hoping his team can win all three games.

The Essex League Premier Division outfit will be in action in three different competition across the three-day weekend.

First up is a match at Chingford in the league tomorrow (Saturday) where they will face a team that has lost all three fixtures in the division so far this season.

Hornchurch will then host early leaders Wanstead in the Royal London Club Championship at Harrow Lodge Park on Sunday, then begin their Dukes T20 North East Group A campaign with an exciting clash at the Old County Ground against local rivals Brentwood on Monday.

But Chingford are first and Hornchurch’s captain said: “You can’t underestimate anybody. We can all beat each other on our day in this division. It’s important we carry on doing what we have been, play hard and hopefully we get another victory.”

Sunday’s match with Wanstead is a repeat of a clash in the same competition last year when Hornchurch, then of Division One, beat their Premier League rivals by 74 runs.

Smith added: “They will be after us following that win in 2015 so it won’t be easy and it never is up against any Premier team, but hopefully we can get the result we want and having home advantage is a big thing.”

They will not have that on Monday, however, when they make the trip to Brentwood for their first T20 fixture this year.

The two clubs faced against each other twice last season, the first in the Royal London Club Championship when Hornchurch were beaten by four wickets.

But they had the last laugh as they beat Brentwood by two wickets in the final of the League Cup to complete a double.

Tom Moore left the Old County Ground for Hornchurch during the winter, while Max Osborne departed Harrow Lodge Park to rejoin his old club.

Smith added: “We will be on our knees by the time Monday’s match comes around! That will be another good game and we’ll try to get three wins from three.”

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