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No relaxing for Witham's cricketers just yet
Witham Cricket Club may have taken a big step towards securing their Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship top flight status, but skipper Kaan Hawes won’t let his players take their foot off the gas just yet.
Their 67-run victory against Elmstead Grasshoppers has given Witham a healthy gap between themselves and the bottom two relegation places in division one, but with the possibility that three teams may go down this year, they know safety isn’t assured.
Witham are currently fourth from bottom and face rock-bottom Halstead at the Park on Saturday, so Hawes is asking his players to maintain the form that has seen them comfortably win their last two games.
He said: “The win against Elmstead was a very important one, but we still have to keep going because it looks as though there may be three teams relegated this year rather than just two.
“If someone comes out of the East Anglian Premier League and into our league then three may go down, so it’s still important to keep pushing.
“We have to aim to finish above Ipswich and out of the bottom three to make sure there are no worries.
“But we also have Maldon just above us and they have to face Frinton and Mildenhall in their last two games, so we could catch them and make our position even more secure.
“We just have to treat the last two games as if we have to win them both to stay in the league.
“If Ipswich lose then the pressure will come off for the last game, but we can’t think like that and we have to keep it in our own hands.”
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