Brondesbury face 'exciting' clash in bid to avoid relegation

Brondesbury captain James Overy (Pic: Brondesbury CC)

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

An ‘exciting’ game on the line for Brondesbury insists captain James Overy as they desperately look to avoid relegation from the Middlesex County Premier Division. 

The Harman Drive-based outfit will make the short trip to Shepherd’s Bush on Saturday as they hunt down another win in order to give them any chance of survival. 

They head into the final two fixtures 13 points adrift of Hampstead and safety. 

“It’s exciting to still have something to play for, we’ve got to win this game, and hope a result goes our way with Hampstead playing Ealing – there is no guarantees there,” Overy said. 

“We’ll just focus on us trying to win our game. Bush are a good side, but we beat them last year, and we probably should have beaten them this year in the first game. 


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“We know what to expect, but we also know what we’re capable of, and we’ll be giving it our all so we’ll see what happens.” 

They boosted their chances with a five run victory over Twickenham last time out much to the delight of the skipper. 

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The visitors won the toss and elected to field first where they bowled Brondesbury out for 136 with captain Overy (58) top scoring. 

Twickenham could only manage 131-9 in reply, as Nayan Doshi (4-24), Saiam Shukat (3-23), and Robert Nelson (2-25) all shone with the ball to seal the 10 point victory. 

“Any kind of victory is one that we would take, but it was really great to see us hold our nerve in quite a tense game, and that was really pleasing,” Overy said. 

“It was important to get the win as without that we would have been relegated, so that was huge, but it was really pleasing the way we played and the performance in general. It was a great day all round. 

“It was one of those days where batting first, you have no idea what a good score is, but we’ve played on our ground enough and we know the conditions well. 

“We were pretty pleased with the total, you’d always like a few more, but like I’ve said all season and I sound like a broken record, but our bowlers are pretty good.  

“We’ll always pretty confident and they obviously did the job which was fantastic.” 

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