Brondesbury captain Overy on Ealing clash

Brondesbury captain James Overy (Pic: Brondesbury CC)

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

Brondesbury captain James Overy is keen to start putting things right at home to Ealing this weekend. 

Overy and his men have not performed with the bat this season but have been superb with the ball.

Results are not going their way, as they sit second from bottom in the league table. 

But the skipper feels they can turn it around and it will only take one decent batting display to build some confidence. 

“Long way to go, eight weeks, plenty of chance to put it right and that’s what we want to do,” Overy said. 

“We want to help the bowlers as they’ve been stars all year. Ealing is traditionally a big game, they’re a strong club, but that said they’ve had their own batting woes the last two weeks. 

“They were bowled out for 60 by North Middlesex and then 100 last week. They’re not in flash form with the bat and neither are we.” 

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It was an eight wicket defeat to local rivals and title challengers North Middlesex as they lost the toss and were put in to bat first where they were bowled out for 82. 

North Middlesex then cruised home in reply with a score of 83-2 as Overy’s men continue to struggle to pick up results. 

“A familiar tale in the sense that we didn’t really get the score that we needed to with the bat, there was some excellent bowling from Joel Hughes for North Middlesex, and probably a toss that suited bowling first. 

“Even still, they bowled well and we weren’t really able to negate that and get anything going in terms of a partnership. We were very short with the bat which meant bowling wise the guys were never really going to be able to defend such a small total.” 

He added: “It’s a difficult one to put your finger on to how that changes, but if you can just get one score in a game, then I do think things change pretty quickly. 

“Batting is such a confidence thing and we just aren’t blessed with a whole lot of confidence at the moment. You get on a downward trajectory with the bat and it can difficult to get out of. 

“One score or one boundary or one kind of brilliance could spark things into life so that is what we’ll keep trying to do as we do have a very talented batting line-up. 

“Talent only gets you so far and it’s not getting us where we want to be right now.”