B Division prospects - Trent aiming high + chasers clash + Tavvy planning late surge
IVYBRIDGE captain Kelvin Trent is aiming to keep his side’s wining run going when they tackle relegation worriers South Devon.
The Bridge have been top of the table for a couple of weeks and are 19 points clear of Plymstock and Bideford in joint second place.
Plymstock entertain Bideford tomorrow in a game which will have a huge bearing on the promotion squabble.
“We will be looking to continue putting the pressure on the teams behind with another victory,” said Trent.
“It won't be easy though as we have always had close games against South Devon in recent years.
“If we play the way we have been I would like to think we can get another 20 points leading into the final four games of the season.”
Josh Zimmerman and Pete Abraham are out. In come Andy Johnson and Paul Veale.
Thorverton captain Dave Baldock is confident his side can stay out of the bottom three for the rest of the season.
Last Saturday’s 29-run win over fading promotion hopefuls Plymstock lifted Thors clear of the drop spots for the first time since May.
“Wins in our two games has left things in our hands,” said Baldock.
“If we in our next four games against the other teams in the bottom five we will be playing B Division cricket next year.”
Thoverton have a basement battle with Braunton at Station Road this Saturday. George Greed, Jamie Khan and Paul Fielder are expected back to bolster the batting.
Braunton captain Jon Baglow has left instructions for the team, even though he isn’t there.
“We put in a good performance to beat Shobrooke Park and need to build from there,” said Baglow, who has handed over to Ian Roberts.
Ottery St Mary welcome back Jody Clements and George Biggs for the home game against lowly Dartington & Totnes.
Tavistock, away to Shobrooke Park, haven’t given up on a late promotion bid having taken 58 points out of the last 60 available.
“We're all keen to keep this winning mentality, and if we win all our games I think it will be an interesting finish,” said captain Shaun Daymond.
Mark Lewis, Sean Cleave and Jonty Newton come in. Both the Milligan brothers missing.