There is a long way to go says Brondesbury captain James Overy

Brondesbury captain James Overy (Pic: Brondesbury CC)

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

Brondesbury captain James Overy insists there is still a long way to go this season as they desperately look to pull themselves away from the lower reaches of the league table. 

Overy and his men will welcome Shepherd’s Bush to Harman Drive on Saturday along with a number of former players to watch them in action. 

“Shepherd’s Bush look like they’ve done okay – we know they’re a decent side – but we’ve beaten them the last couple of times that we’ve played them,” Overy said. 

“It’s always a fun game against them, especially at home, and we’ve got a lot of old players coming down for a lunch so we’re hoping to be able to put on a show and get back to winning ways. 

“We want to start that as soon as possible, Shepherd’s Bush are a good side, but we should have a number of players back fit and available so hopefully they will make us stronger for the rest of the year. 

“There is still a hell of a long way to go, we’re still two games away from the half-way stage, and although the table isn’t what we want it to be there is a good feeling they we can have a real charge up the league.” 

They picked up a draw with Twickenham last weekend thanks to the rain after seeing their opponents score 237-4 before they managed 87-6 in reply. 

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“It was just a really weird day in general – delayed start, it was very wet and we never got going with the ball and I think that was the issue. 

“They got off to quite a good start and we had to kind of quite early on, claw it back and go reasonably defensive, and I guess that put us in a little bit of a difficult position. 

“At the half-way point we would have been relevantly happy to get a draw on what was a difficult pitch to bat on and we didn’t bowl so well. 

“We knew it would be a challenging second innings so we were probably saved a little bit by the weather and it was one of those performances where it was good that we didn’t lose and good that we didn’t let them win. 

“We can now move on from it pretty quickly and be happy that we were able to get a draw.”