Brondesbury captain Overy looks ahead after T20 final defeat

Brondesbury bowler Nayan Doshi picked up four wickets (Pic: Brondesbury CC)

Brondesbury bowler Nayan Doshi picked up four wickets (Pic: Brondesbury CC) - Credit: Archant

Brondesbury captain James Overy wants his side to use their Middlesex T20 cup final defeat as motivation for the remainder of the season. 

Overy and his side are desperately looking to pull themselves away from danger in the Middlesex County Cricket Premier Division. 

Next up is a trip to title chasing to North Middlesex on Saturday as they look to pull off an upset. 

“We’re at the halfway stage now, so the hope is that the T20 run helps kick us into life for the second half of the season, we certainly hope that’s the case,” Overy said. 

“We only lost to them by two runs, it seems a long time ago, but the fact we were able to do that at the start of the season there is no reason why we can’t go one better and beat them. 

“They’re a good side and pushing to win the league, they had a good win over Ealing, so they’ll be full of confidence but it’s a game of cricket at the end of the day and we’re going to win.” 

It was a four wicket defeat to local rivals Hampstead last time out in the league as they were bowled out for 136 before their opponents scored 137-6. 

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“It was a disappointing day on Saturday, I thought we got ourselves into a really good position, and then just a bit of mistake with a run out led to a collapse which is obviously very disappointing. 

“Although we were able to recover slightly with Angus Beagles and Nayan Doshi at the end, we felt we were 3o to 40 runs too light. 

“We bowled really well again and unfortunately a few runs light which meant we were always up against it.” 

They came close the following day to bagging silverware but lost by 21 runs to Ealing in the final after beating Stanmore by 25 runs in the semi-final earlier in the day. 

“We felt like we gave it absolutely everything, of course you could do things differently, but we felt like we did everything as well as we could but unfortunately we lost in the final against a really good side. 

“To have put ourselves in that position by beating Stanmore who are on a fantastic run and always good in those limited over competitions we’re very proud. 

“I think that’s as far as we’ve ever got in that competition, we can take a little bit from it.”