A QUARTET of "cup finals" lie ahead for Witham Cricket Club in their pursuit of "something special" in this year's Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship division one title race.

Witham will make club history if they can capture a first-ever top-flight crown and their nine-wicket win against Coggeshall last weekend took them one step closer to getting over the line.

There are four games to go - starting at Haverhill on Saturday - and Witham know that four victories will ensure they finish on top.

Captain Jake Wakelin said his team were "ruthless" in defeating Coggeshall as they took their winning run to 11 games, but with rivals Wivenhoe still breathing down their necks, the skipper added their focus had to remain until the end.

Wakelin said: "We have to assume that Wivenhoe will win their last four games, but we know if we win our last four then we will have won the league. "We are 12 points clear at the top, but we don't want to rely on anyone doing us any favours so we have to win four games.

"They are four cup finals for us.

"We're not thinking about Wivenhoe or anyone else, we are just enjoying playing alongside each other because we know we are playing some fantastic cricket.

"We are four cup finals away from doing something special and we just have to continue doing what we are doing.

"The club are enjoying it and it feels like the whole town are behind us.

"We know we are four games away from achieving something brilliant but we have to keep on doing it."

Wakelin said he expected to be without James Suett and Leroy Facey for the trip to Haverhill on Saturday, but knew he had players pressing for places.

If Witham win on Saturday, they will take their winning run to 12 games, which will match the incredible sequence they had in the second half of last year.

That run took them to second place in the final division one table, but Wakelin and his team have their sights set one spot higher this year.

"It's pretty impressive to have won that many games in a row," added the Witham captain.

"I think it just shows the difference between us and some teams who rely heavily on one or two players, where we have match winners from one to 11.

"I don't feel that we have a weak link.

"With some teams, you can get early wickets and close the game out, but when people do it to us, they just see strong players coming in as there are no weaknesses.

"The lads are loving it and we feel we are closing in on something very special.

"There are four games and four cup finals for us now, so we'll see what happens."