Shenfield skipper Kliber believes it’s in their hands

PUBLISHED: 18:00 09 August 2018

Shenfield captain Jack Kliber tossing a coin at Chelmsford Road (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Shenfield captain Jack Kliber tossing a coin at Chelmsford Road (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Shenfield captain Jack Kliber believes it is still in his side’s hands to battle their way out of relegation trouble in the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division.

Kliber and his side will make the trip to Chelmsford on Saturday as they look to cause an upset and continue their fight to remain in the top flight.

They currently sit second from bottom and are 16 points behind Hadleigh & Thundersley just above them.

“It’s in our hands, we’re not going to be waiting on other teams to do us favours, and we know that if we can win our next two or three matches then we’ll be out of the drop zone,” Kliber said.

“If we don’t perform and get results in the next three or four weeks then we probably don’t deserve to stay up.”

The skipper believes the next few weeks are vital as they face not only Chelmsford but their relegation rivals Hadleigh and Southend.

“The next three or four weeks are massive,” he said.

“We need to give a good account of ourselves and try our best to beat Chelmsford first though.

“Hopefully we can perform the way we know we can.”

Kliber feels the match at Chelmer Park will depend on his side’s batting display entirely after struggling in that department throughout the season.

“If we bat well we know we’ll be okay, but if we don’t then we also know we’ll be in trouble against a side like Chelmsford.

“We know they’re probably a better side than their league position suggests which makes them very dangerous.”

Shenfield are expected to have Jack Plom in the line-up again this week after he has been in and out the line-up due to England under-19 commitments all season.

Meanwhile, Matt Salisbury and Aaron Beard will be late decisions, due to their intense schedules thanks to county commitments.

“We’re probably going to have Jack again, Matt and Aaron we’ll have to see as they’ve played so much cricket this season, and both have slight knocks,” said Kliber.

Shenfield go into the match confident after beating Billericay by 112 runs last weekend and Kliber was pleased to get the win.

“Really pleased, it was exactly what we needed as there was quite a lot of pressure on us going into that game,” he said.

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