Shenfield captain Kliber ‘pleased’ with Colchester win

PUBLISHED: 09:00 04 July 2017

Jack Kliber in batting action for Shenfield (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Jack Kliber in batting action for Shenfield (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Shenfield captain Jack Kliber is ‘pleased’ with his side’s victory over Colchester and East Essex in their latest Essex League Premier Division outing.

The skipper believes the result was vital, after struggling to pick-up results in recent weeks, especially considering they were missing players including himself.

“Really pleased as we’ve been struggling for a few weeks’ results wise,” Kliber admitted.

“Against a decent Colchester side, considering we were a couple shorts short, so got to be happy with the win.”

Stand-in captain Ryan Plom chose to bat after winning the toss, but Harsh Kumar fell cheaply before Jack Potticary put on 114 with Elliott Richtor (63).

Kliber praised opener Potticary, who hit a six and four fours in his 75 and his departure was quickly followed by the dismissals of Jack Plom and Tom Ballington to leave the visitors 183-8.

“Jack hasn’t played for us this season as he’s been playing cricket up in Yorkshire.

“It’s great to have him back as he brings us more firepower up top.”

The skipper also spoke about a surprise return to the line-up for Australian Elliot Richtor for the match.

“Elliot is an overseas player who we had a few years ago and was over here, so we were short and brought him in for the game, but I doubt we’ll see him again this season.”

Ryan Plom and Richard Abson-Bennett (21) put on 47 for the ninth wicket to help Shenfield reach 236 before Jack Plom then reduced the hosts to 34-4 on his way to a 4-38 haul.

Kliber praised Plom’s performance and the whoe bowling line-up who managed to lead the side to victory.

“Jack blew them away by all accounts,” he said.

“He is very good when he get’s it right

“I think all the bowlers done well and I think we fielded well for a change as well.”

Richtor also got in on the act to claim the fifth wicket with the total on 64, but Jack Crace (51) and Ollie Lovejoy (50) rallied, but Dominic Watts made the breakthrough to leave Colchester 136-6.

Kumar (4-20) then ran through the lower order to clinch a 35-run win in the 47th over.

“Young Dom Watts took a really important wicket and we’re really pleased for him.”

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