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Shenfield captain Kliber wants to go on a winning run

PUBLISHED: 13:00 15 June 2018

Jack Kliber of Shenfield (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Jack Kliber of Shenfield (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Shenfield captain Jack Kliber wants his side to go on a winning run and get their Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division campaign back on track, writes Jacob Ranson.

Kliber and his side welcome strugglers Hadleigh & Thundersley to the CouragingPlaying Fields on Saturday as they look to get back to winning ways after a draw against Chelmsford last weekend.

“We need to go on a run a bit of a run now and start climbing up the table,” Kliber said.

“Hadleigh have just beaten Billericay, who we lost to the other week, and we know how strange this league can be, so we can’t take them lightly.

“At home this year we have looked pretty good and it really seems to suit us.”

Skipper Kliber is confident ahead of the clash with the ninth-placed outfit, despite Hadleigh having some threats in their line-up.

“If we can play some good cricket we know we can get a result and we’re confident of that,” he said.

“We know they’ve got a couple of good players and a really strong opening bowler.

“You can’t come up from Division One without a strong opening bowler and Richard Revell is that guy for them.

“Their former captain Adam Soilleux is a good batsman and we know he is capable of scoring some big runs, but we’re not concerned as we have plenty of matchwinners on our side.”

Shenfield are hoping to be boosted by the return of Essex bowlers Aaron Beard and Jack Plom for this weekend’s clash.

However, they will most likely remain without Matt Salisbury, who has county commitments with Durham.

“Matt is doing really well for Durham, he has broken into their first-team and took four or five wickets for them (against Derbyshire),” added Kliber.

“We’re really pleased for Matt, but it does mean we will most likely be without him for this weekend and a lot this season.

“Jack played last weekend but didn’t bowl for us and we’re hoping he will be fully fit and in the bowling line-up this weekend.

“Aaron should also be back after a week’s rest.”

Kliber is hoping to build on an encouraging batting performance against Chelmsford where they hit 296-8 last weekend, with Alan Jones (117) top scoring, but were held to a draw by the champions.

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