23rd May, 2019

Sutton: Barnt Green relishing 'exciting' Knowle & Dorridge test

Craig Gibbons 26th Jul, 2017

BARNT Green skipper Andrew Sutton says his side are looking forward to the challenge of facing star-studded Birmingham League Premier Division leaders Knowle & Dorridge this weekend.

The Cherry Hill Road side travel to Station Road on Saturday hoping to topple a K&D squad featuring the likes of high-scoring batsmen Alex Phillips and New Zealander George Worker as well as Warwickshire all-rounder Ateeq Javid.

But Sutton is hoping his professionals Matt Lamb, Ed Pollock, Joshua Poysden and Tom Banton will be at his disposal in a fixture which starts a run of three games against sides in the top four.

Green entertain local rivals Ombersley next Saturday (August 5) before travelling to reigning champions Berkswell the following weekend (August 12).

“These next few weeks are make or break for us,” said Sutton.

“If we can get a good amount of points from those games we could ruffle the feathers of those fighting for the title.

“K&D will be a tough test as they have got a number of talented players and like us, they are on a good run of form so it’s going to be a challenge.

“But this is an exciting challenge we are looking forward to and hopefully we can get a positive result.”

Green’s four-game winning streak was brought to end on Saturday as their clash at Kenilworth Wardens was abandoned due to the poor weather.

The visitors opted to bat in a game reduced to 53 overs and they managed to reach 201-4 after 42 overs before the rain forced the players for an early tea break.

But the downpour continued and the game was abandoned as a draw.

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