Shenfield captain Kliber wants ‘revenge’ on Hornchurch

PUBLISHED: 11:00 14 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 seeking revenge against Essex League Premier Division outfit Hornchurch this weekend.

Kliber and his side travel to Harrow Lodge Park tomorrow (Saturday) and are hoping to pay Roy Smith’s side back for their Dukes Essex T20 quarter-final defeat last week.

The skipper is also hoping his side can continue their form from their last league match and leapfrog Hornchurch in the standings.

“If we can go in and play cricket like we did last week, Hornchurch will struggle against us,” said Kliber.

“The Twenty20 in the week was a pretty close one and we lost by three runs – it could have gone either way.

“We made the finals last year, so we’re disappointed not to win and go through again, we will put that behind us and go for the win.”

Kliber believes they can steal a double over Hornchurch this season, but admits the earlier encounter means nothing now, while also praising the way the opposition have played in recent weeks.

“We beat them earlier in the year. That was long ago now though, so it doesn’t really count for anything,” he said.

“Roy (Smith) has them playing some good cricket at the moment, after they had a struggling start. They seem to be going in the right direction and so are we.

“We’re pretty even sides, if we’re playing well we will beat them, but if we don’t they will beat us.”

Kliber will return to the Shenfield line-up, after missing their 32-run victory against Ilford last weekend through injury, while he’s hoping to have everyone from that victory available for selection.

“I’m hopeful we will have everyone in the line-up but we have to wait and see on call-ups this week.”

Shenfield face a tough stretch of games as they take on Hornchurch, Brentwood, Wanstead and Chelmsford in the space of five games.

“We have the one-to-four sides in the next four weeks, so obviously it’s a massive month coming up. If we can win two of them we will be making a good case for top four,” added Kliber.

“If we lose them all we could find ourselves right down the table.”

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