Wilson wants Brondesbury to build on perfect 10 for a better second half to season

Brondesbury's Adam Wilson in bowling action

Brondesbury's Adam Wilson in bowling action - Credit: Archant

Brondesbury captain Adam Wilson is hoping his side can build on their Middlesex League Premier Division derby success over North Middlesex as they start the second half of the season at Southgate on Saturday.

Wilson produced a stunning 10-67 haul to dismiss North Midd for 159 last weekend, before Finn Allen (59) and James overy (49) set up a six-wicket win.

And Wilson wants more at bottom club Southgate this weekend, saying: “We would have hoped for a little more success than we’ve had in the first half of the season, but we knew it was going to be a challenging year.

“The encouraging thing is that we seem a lot closer to the standard than we were the last time we were in the Premier.

“We have batted and bowled really well in games, without ever really bringing it all together in one performance. Saturday is probably the first time we’ve done that and hopefully it will act as a springboard for future weeks.

“I see no reason why we can’t have a really successful period and take lots of energy and confidence into the final month.

“We’re an ambitious club, who are working hard to make the most of our potential. I’m confident we can cause a few more upsets in the second half of the season and hopefully establish ourselves as a Premier League club for years to come, like we used to be.”

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Wilson says there is no room for complacency against struggling Southgate, though, and warned: “Saturday’s game is huge. We’ve got some important fixtures coming up over the next four weeks, in terms of playing those who are around us in the league.

“We take a lot of confidence from beating Southgate earlier in the season, but know they will come hard and want revenge. I see no reason why we can’t make it two wins in two weeks.

“The boys are looking forward to the challenge, as they always do, and I’m hopeful that we can start putting some space between us and the bottom two.”

As for his own memorable day with the ball against North Midd, Wilson said it felt great to help the cause, adding: “I naturally attack the stumps quite a lot, so if I can keep that up my sleeve, whilst bowling economically, hopefully I’ll reap the benefits.

“Ultimately it’s about enjoying my cricket, and there’s no better way of doing that than contributing to the team’s success.”