Haverhill need more wins to ensure survival, says skipper

Adam Dellar batting for Haverhill ANL-150824-004832009

Adam Dellar batting for Haverhill ANL-150824-004832009

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Haverhill skipper Adam Dellar wants them to push on and win more games to ensure their Two Counties Division One survival.

After back-to-back victories over Hadleigh and then Copford, Saturday’s home match with out-of-form Halstead (1pm) represents a great chance for Haverhill to go further clear of the drop zone.

Halstead have dropped to second-bottom, 16 points and three places below Haverhill, after a run of eight winless matches.

Dellar said: “It (Copford) was a good win and hopefully we can build on that.

“Halstead are a dangerous team. We are very similar teams. We are both young teams but we are getting a little consistency back in our batting and we are looking strong.

“We are doing really well at the moment but we need to push on - survival is the aim.”

Dellar praised the impact of Chris Palmer, who hit an unbeaten century in their five wicket win at Copford to go with knocks of 72 at Hadleigh and 148 against Witham in the previous two innings.

“He is in great form, which is great to see. He was a great signing for us at the start of the year,” said Dellar.

Ant Phillips and Dan Pass return to the team after holidays, but Dave Humphrey is away so Phillips will keep wicket.

Haverhill: Powell, Phillips (wkt), Palmer, Dellar (c), Boulton, Pass, B Wilkins, Bailey, Kettle, Argent, C Brunning.