Shenfield captain Kliber puts pressure on Wanstead
PUBLISHED: 11:00 28 July 2017
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Shenfield captain Jack Kliber says the 'pressure' is on Essex Premier Division leader Wanstead this weekend.
Kliber and his side travel away to Wanstead tomorrow (Saturday) and are hoping to cause an upset.
“We’ve got nothing to lose they’re top of the league and the pressure is on them,” he admitted.
“We’re not overly confident, but we’re not worried either.
“They’re a decent side, we beat them earlier in the year, so we know if we go well we can cause an upset, but much like this weekend against Brentwood we go into it with not too much pressure.”
The skipper praised the league leaders and admitted they’ll be tough to beat.
“Wanstead at their place are always decent,” Kliber said.
“They’ve got a lot of depth in their team and the seconds are extremely strong as well with a lot of Premier Division experience so they have them to call on as well.
“I think with most team in this league, at least the top six sides have a few good batters and a good spinner.
“If you look at their squad they’re very good throughout and consistent.”
Kliber believes his side have a good chance and could be boosted with a full strength team.
“We know if we turn up we’ve got a good chance,” he said.
“We were really light the weekend just gone, but hopefully we go into the match close to full strength.
“A couple of our guys are playing in midweek games, so we’re waiting to see on them yet.
“Matt (Salisbury) is going well for Hampshire twos and could well get a call-up to the first team.
“If we have Matt and Jack (Plom) in our bowling line-up we could cause them some real problems.”
Kliber also admitted although it’s frustrating to have a rain off after three wins, it’s not the end of the world, as in the last month his side have found their best form.
“The only positive was most of the other games were all called off, so no one really gained any ground and no one really lost any ground.
“We couldn’t ask for much more in the last four weeks as we’ve won three of them and one was rained off.
“We don’t want to put too much pressure on ourselves as we’re a young side.”
The match starts at 12.30pm tomorrow.