Shenfield Cricket Club have score to settle with Wanstead in Essex League Premier Division insists Jack Kliber
PUBLISHED: 14:00 06 May 2016
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After earning promotion back to the top flight, the Courage Playing Fields club face a tough first match
Shenfield captain Jack Kliber admits his team have a score to settle with Wanstead ahead of their Essex League Premier Division opener this weekend.
After promotion at the first attempt from Division One last season, the Courage Playing Fields club will play their first match back in the top flight tomorrow (Saturday).
And they go to Wanstead, who pipped Shenfield to the title in 2013 after beating them on the final day of the season at Overton Drive.
Kliber remembers it well and now his men are back in the Premier, he is looking forward to renewing acquaintances. He said: “We have a score to settle with them because we played them in 2013 when we nearly won the title.
“It was a winner-takes-all game and they did it to finish first in the league for the third time in six seasons.
“The good thing playing somebody like Wanstead is you know exactly where you’re at. If you beat them you know you’ll be up there and if you get walloped, you know you might struggle.”
Shenfield travel to Orsett & Thurrock for a Dukes T20 Group B fixture on Sunday.
Brentwood start their Essex League Premier Division campaign at home to South Woodford looking for a win.
Joe Buttleman’s men lost their first competitive game of the season to bitter rivals Wanstead in the Essex League Cup.
After South Woodford’s visit tomorrow (Saturday), they will entertain Hertford in the second round of the Royal London Club Championship at the Old County Ground on Sunday afternoon.
A squad of players from the Essex League Premier Division and East Anglian Premier League will take on Essex Eagles in a T20 warm-up match at the County Ground on Thursday (May 12).
Billy Gordon of Hornchurch has been selected alongside Wanstead captain Joe Ellis-Grewal, while Brentwood’s Rishi Patel and Jack Potticary of Shenfield are also included.
Admission is free and play starts at 7pm.