Fives hoping to stay top after ‘surreal’ weekend

PUBLISHED: 15:00 09 July 2015

Ben Britton behind the stumps for Fives & Heronians (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Ben Britton behind the stumps for Fives & Heronians (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Britton wary after loss to Leigh on opening day

Fives & Heronians skipper Ben Britton says the team are taking nothing for granted ahead of their clash with Leigh-on-Sea.

The Paddock-based club went top of Essex League Division Two with a victory over Harlow Town in their last game, a team they also beat the next day in the League Cup quarter-finals.

But having lost to Leigh on the opening day of the season, Britton is wary of the threat Saturday’s opposition pose.

“They beat us, but it was a close loss and I think we gave it to them in the end. They’re a decent side and have some very experienced players,” he said.

“They’ve got some powerful batsmen and a few wily bowlers who could cause our batsmen a few problems when they first come out.”

Britton also admits that last weekend for Fives was surreal as they tackled Harlow Town twice in two days.

A 45-run win in the league was swiftly followed by a five-run success in the League Cup quarter-final and the Fives skipper said the situation was weird.

“It was a strange one. The win the day before didn’t really make us more confident as we changed a lot of players.” he added.

“Charles Allen was one of those who came in and at 14, he put on a good last-wicket stand with Ali Cayir that proved vital for us in the end.”

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