Shenfield captain Kliber ‘disappointed’ with Brentwood defeat
PUBLISHED: 10:00 23 May 2017
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Captain reflects on defeat to Brentwood
Shenfield Cricket Club captain Jack Kliber believes they can take ‘credit’ from the match, despite being ‘disappointed’ with their Essex Premier Division defeat to Brentwood
The skipper praised Brentwood’s Guy Balmford for his display, but believes the game was played on two different wickets at the Old County Ground on Saturday.
Kliber said: “We were disappointed with the result, but I think the performance we can take a lot of credit from it.
“I think the game was played on two different wickets, we lost the toss and it was really hard batting for the first couple of hours.
“Not taking anything away from Brentwood, but it was the sort of wicket where no one really felt comfortable and it got easier as the day went on.”
Balmford played the match winning innings for Brentwood, scoring 82 as they secured a three wicket win.
“Guy batted really really well and dug in, but even he said after the game that he never really felt in it,” Kliber said.
“We bowled really well, but they batted well.”
Kliber also heaped praise on team-mates Jack Plom (35 not out) and Arshad Ali who hit four wickets.
“Jack is batting and bowling really well,” he added.
“He is looking really good and maturing quite well.
“Ashad has proved he is going to be able to do the business for us again this season.”
Shenfield are currently sitting second on 34 points after beating Hornchurch and losing to Brentwood.
“We are second in the table right now and Brentwood I’m sure will be up there,” Kliber said.
“We’re satisfied, but will not be getting too comfortable.”