Biggest top flight test lies ahead for Witham

Biggest top flight test lies ahead for Witham

Biggest top flight test lies ahead for Witham

First published in Sport

Witham Cricket Club captain Leroy Facey admits his team face their biggest game since stepping up into the top flight of the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship tomorrow.

Facey’s team head into their penultimate game of the season – a home game against bottom side Lakenheath – sitting just one place above the relegation zone.

The side directly below them, Haverhill, face a tough game against title-chasers Coggeshall and Witham know a defeat for the Suffolk side and a victory for themselves against Lakenheath would make their division one status safe for another year.

Facey said: “I think it’s fair to say that it’s the most important game we’ve had since coming up into division one.

“We go into every game looking to win, but we identified this one about three or four weeks ago as one that could potentially decide whether we stay up or not.

“It’s still between us and Haverhill as to who goes down with Lakenheath and with Haverhill having a tricky game at Coggeshall, where you would expect them to lose, it could give us a chance to make our position safe.

“We went to Lakenheath earlier in the season and won by ten wickets so we know we can beat them if we play as we know we can.

“What we can’t do is just turn up expecting to win, but if we do our job and Coggeshall follow the form book and beat Haverhill then we can head into the final game of the season breathing a bit easier.”

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