Lechlade looking to end Biddestone tilt
5:30am Friday 25th July 2014 in By Michael Reeves, Deputy sports editor
LECHLADE will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to six games and maintain their lead at the top of the Glos/Wilts Division when they travel to fourth placed Biddestone.
The Manor Ground skipper Captain Joe Breet is fully aware that tomorrow’s fixture is a must win game for Biddestone who currently trail the leaders by 49 points.
He said: “I thinks it’s fair to say that Biddestone’s outside tittle challenge will be over should they lose to us on Saturday.
“We are in touching distance of the title and a win on Saturday will take us closer so we will need to be on our best form this weekend.
“When we played Biddestone last year in the title run in we knew a win would as good as hand us the tittle.
“In that game we allowed Dwaine Perry to dominate us with the bat and score an unbeaten 144 and dent our title push so we will need to make sure we don’t allow him to do the same this weekend.”
Breet acknowledges Biddestone are far from a one man side.
He added: “In addition to Perry they have Neil Bredenkamp who is also an accomplished batsman who has constantly been in the division’s top ten batsmen since his arrival at Biddestone two years ago.
“On the bowling front they have Naeem Khan who has taken nearly 300 league wickets in his time at Biddestone and he bowls at his best on his home ground and is also a potential match winner for them.”
Lechlade name an unchanged side for this weekend’s game so there is still no return for wicketkeeper Sam Burdock who has now fully recovered from his thumb injury sustained at Tewkesbury two weeks ago.
Breet is confident that his side will have learned from last years’ experience and will be at their best this weekend.
“We have a strong side and one that includes 11 potential match winners and that as a team, I am sure will get the job done this year and gain promotion to the Premier Leagues for the first time in our long history,” he said.