Shenfield captain Kliber is confident of now kicking on

PUBLISHED: 11:00 27 July 2018

Shenfield captain Jack Kliber is confident his side’s fortunes have turned around ahead of their clash with Wanstead this weekend.

Kliber and his side will travel to Wanstead on Saturday as they look to build on last weekend’s four run victory against Ilford.

The skipper is also hoping they can cause another upset against Joe Ellis-Grewal’s men like earlier this campaign.

“We had a good weekend, beat Ilford and we also played on the Sunday in the league cup and we got 370 against Loughton,” Kliber said.

“Our batting seems to have turned around and that has been our downfall all season so far.

“Hopefully that weekend will kick start our second-half of the season now.”

Kliber is expecting a tough match against the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division second-place outfit but the captain remains confident.

“It will be a tough one although we did beat them earlier this year,” he said.

“Wanstead are good and it’s probably the best and worst time to play them right now as they probably won’t want to lose two matches in a row.

“At the same time this is probably the most vulnerable they’ll ever be.”

He went on to praise their opponents and believes they have players who can turn games on their head but does feel most sides have a few like that this term.

“They’re a decent side, they’ve got people like Kishen Velani and Hassan Chowdhury, who are decent batsmen capable of getting big runs in any match.

“It’s not just them though they have some good bowlers as well but most teams have got a few players this year so no game is easy for anyone in the league.”

Kliber wants his side to not put any pressure on themselves and relax ahead of this one.

“There are still seven games left and we know we have to get points on the board but we’re mainly looking at the games against Hadleigh and Southend, so we can go to Wanstead relaxed and just play our game.”

Shenfield will once again be without bowler Jack Plom for the clash.

“Jack is still with England under-19s, he’s doing really well for them, so we doubt we’ll have him back.

“We will probably not have everyone, but we know anyone we call up is capable as we have a lot of strength and depth in.”

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