Ellis-Grewal keen to pick up momentum

PUBLISHED: 10:00 17 July 2015

Joe Ellis-Grewal of Wanstead (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Joe Ellis-Grewal of Wanstead (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Wanstead skipper wants to do the double over Harold Wood

Wanstead returned to winning ways last weekend with victory over South Woodford and captain Joe Ellis-Grewal is confident they can make it two from two at home to Harold Wood on Saturday.

The Herons suffered a slight mid-season blip and slipped off the top of the standings in the Essex League Premier Division.

But derby success over their local rivals appears to have got Wanstead back on track and they now sit just seven points behind leaders Chelmsford.

This weekend Wanstead play host to lowly Harold Wood, a team they only managed to beat by seven runs when they met earlier in the season.

A brilliant spell of bowling from the Herons in that match saw Harold Wood collapse from 192-5 to 208 all out and fall short of victory, but Ellis-Grewal feels it may be a more comfortable triumph this Saturday.

“It’s a different format to when we played earlier in the season. We showed against South Woodford that we can restrict sides to low totals and then knock it off with the batting,” he said.

“We are just looking to keep playing well and ensure we take a good deal of momentum into the rest of the season.

“Harold Wood have been decent recently and it is tough to play teams when they are on a bit of a run.

“They have some dangerous players too, but I know we have the ability to be able to beat them this weekend.”

One man who Wanstead will be keen to see keep up his good recent form is Kishen Velani, who smacked 103 off just 53 balls against South Woodford.

“It’s brilliant for us to have a player of his quality. He loves playing for Wanstead. He’s a special talent and I hope he keeps getting the chances with Essex,” added Ellis-Grewal.

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