HIS team are riding high in second place in the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship table, but Witham Cricket Club captain Jake Wakelin says there is still a long way to go before any laurels can be rested on.

Witham moved back into the top two in division one after beating Ipswich by eight wickets last weekend to take their winning run to four games and they will be looking to stretch that to five on Saturday when they conclude the opening half of the campaign at Lakenheath.

Last weekend's success kept Witham tucked in behind leaders Wivenhoe, but with so much cricket to be played and with teams showing that anyone can beat anyone in the top flight this year, Wakelin said no-one in his team was taking anything for granted.

"That's four wins in a row now after bouncing back from the two defeats we had (in May)," said the Witham skipper.

"We knew we did not play well enough when we had those defeats, but now we're on a run, we just have to keep it going and keep winning.

"We have to keep enjoying being together and winning because it's always far more enjoyable when you are winning.

"I suppose you could argue that we have had a nice run in the last few weeks, but the league table doesn't lie.

"However, being second doesn't mean anything at this stage.

"We are in a good position and you'd obviously rather be second than bottom, but there is such a long way to go and we know we have to play everyone again.

"We just have to try to stay in contention and make sure that the pressure stays on (the leaders) Wivenhoe.

"We have got Lakenheath this weekend and they'll be buoyed by getting their second win of the season last weekend, so we can't take them lightly.

"There's no-one in the division who hasn't won a game and it's the type of league where everyone is capable of beating anyone else. "We know Lakenheath are in the bottom two but, like last weekend, we won't be taking them for granted and we'll prepare for a tough game." Wakelin said he would be unavailable for the game and Billy Moulton-Day is likely to be out with a groin strain again, but the skipper felt having players such as Ollie Cooke and Jack Pawsey coming in meant Witham would face Lakenheath with another strong line-up.

The win against bottom club Ipswich was built on the back of an impressive bowling and fielding display by Witham, who then backed that up with a straightforward run chase.

Ipswich were bowled out for 92 by the buoyant Witham attack and they made it to their target inside 21 overs to cruise over the line.

Wakelin said: "It was another very convincing win and I suppose looking back, it was a good toss to lose.

"We kept taking wickets in the first ten overs to keep the pressure on and Ken (McClure) ended with four, I got two and Greg Stephens got two.

"There were also a couple of excellent catches in there and then Chris (Huntington) made 25 and Jim Suett and Ken took us home with about 35 each.

"So it was just another very convincing win at the end of a very good all-round performance.

"In two of the last four games we have bowled teams out for less than 100 and have chased down totals losing only a couple of wickets, so they are very convincing wins. "And it's good to see that every single player has been contributing to those wins.

"There's no-one in the side who isn't having an impact.

"You look at some teams in this league and look down their scorecards and it's the same names who are being relied on to get the runs or the wickets each week, but we're not like that.

"I hadn't got many wickets in recent weeks, but I took three against Ipswich and it just shows how we operate as a proper team."