Fives aim high after title win

PUBLISHED: 10:23 10 September 2015 | UPDATED: 10:23 10 September 2015

The victorious Fives & Heronians team that won Essex Division Two

The victorious Fives & Heronians team that won Essex Division Two


Skipper Britton looking forward to new season after promotion success

After adding the Essex Division Two title to their already confirmed promotion, Fives & Heronians skipper Ben Britton is starting to focus on next season.

The Paddock club will play in Division One next season for the first time in three years having been relegated at the end of the 2013 campaign.

And Britton hopes that Fives will still be a club in that league come the end of the season next year.

“The priority is to stay up next season. We’ll try to get as many points as we can and go from there,” he said.

“It would be a big ask to win successive promotions but Hornchurch have proved it is possible.”

Fives wrapped up the title in double quick time with a crushing six-wicket victory at Harlow Town.

Ali Raza took a hat trick for the visitors as Harlow were bowled out for a paltry 97, which Fives knocked off inside 18 overs thanks to 47 not out from Gamindu Kanishka.

The fast manner of the win allowed Fives more time to celebrate once they had returned to Chigwell and Britton admits it may have come back to haunt a few first-team players the following day.

“It was a great win and a fantastic way to end. We were fortunate to win the toss but Ali bowled brilliantly,” added the captain

“Wrapping the game up so quickly allowed us to start the celebrations early. I think there were a few sore heads on Sunday morning!”

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