'We’re on a upward curve,' says Brondesbury captain Overy

Brondesbury captain James Overy (Pic: Brondesbury CC)

Brondesbury captain James Overy (Pic: Brondesbury CC) - Credit: Archant

Brondesbury captain James Overy feels his side are due to start turning their fortunes around with recent performances, although they face a stern test in Crouch End. 

Overy and his men will welcome title chasing Crouch End to Harman Drive on Saturday as they look to start pulling themselves clear of the relegation zone. 

They currently sit second from bottom in the Middlesex County Cricket Premier Division and are 23 points behind eighth place Hampstead heading into the final five fixtures. 

“We’re very comfortable with where we are at in terms of performance. It would be nice to be higher in the league, but that is not something that we can change over night,” Overy said. 

“Five weeks to go, it feels like we’re on a upward curve. It’s a big game for both sides as Crouch End are chasing the league and we’re fighting for survival. 

“We’ve had decent performances. That’s what we’re focusing on, that’s what we can control. We want to keep making positive moves in the way we bat and bowl. 

“I’m pretty confident that we will win a few games of cricket from here on, how many I don’t know, but we’re doing all we can to win every game then hopefully that leads to victories and us being safe.” 

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They had their match with Finchley abandoned last weekend despite winning the toss and getting off to a strong start by scoring 147-6 before then restricting their opponents to 84-6. 

“It was a strange game, it was massively frustrating I think Finchley have lost literally every game that they’ve played apart from three abandonments, so to not be able to get a full game in was disappointing. 

“I am very confident we would have won as we got off to a good start and probably only needed 140 to 150 on that pitch which we got. I’m very confident our bowlers would have finished the job if we were able to play a proper game. 

“There is not much we can do, sometimes the weather gets in the way, we did everything that we could do and we’re very pleased with how we went about things. 

“We have done that for the last three weeks and it feels like we’re on a decent run in terms of performances and the way we’ve gone about things. 

“We’ll take that into the next five weeks and see what happens.”