Essex Premier Division: Wanstead out to conquer Castle Park on trip to Colchester

PUBLISHED: 17:00 01 July 2016

Wanstead captain Joe Ellis-Grewal deep in thought (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Wanstead captain Joe Ellis-Grewal deep in thought (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Herons captain Joe Ellis-Grewal confident of maintain position at top of table

Joe Ellis-Grewal says Wanstead cannot be complacent at Essex League Premier Division rivals Colchester on Saturday, despite an emphatic win at Castle Park in the Royal London Club Championship recently.

The Herons were comfortable 148-run victors on June 19 and return to the venue for the league clash this weekend.

But captain Ellis-Grewal knows Wanstead, who returned to the top of the league last weekend with a seven-wicket win at home to Buckhurst Hill, must not think Saturday’s game is already won.

“Colchester are not a bad team and we know we need to put in a display similar to the one we did last weekend if we want another win,” said the all-rounder.

Last Saturday’s success at home to Buckhurst Hill was the perfect response for Wanstead having lost against Hornchurch the previous weekend, their first loss in all competitions this year.

But that solitary defeat is the only blemish so far for the Herons, who also face a trip to Norfolk to face Swardeston in the last 16 of the Club Championship on Sunday.

And Ellis-Grewal hopes it remains that way as Wanstead chase an unprecedented

quadruple in the club’s 150th anniversary year.

He said: “Once you’re on a roll it’s nice to stay on it, so we need to beat Colchester on Saturday to do that. Then we can focus on the Swardeston match. We’re looking forward to it and what will be a good weekend.”

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