Haverhlll’s players will get the chance to atone for their dismal defeat at Witham when they face bottom side Halstead on Saturday.
The Manor Road side slumped to a nine wicket defeat at Witham after being dismissed for 104 - and but for a 35 run last wicket partnership between stand-in skipper Joe Woodley and Callum Brunning it wold have been even worse.
Having registered their lowest total this season in Marshall Hatchick Division One and their lowest points return - just one - Woodley has asked all the team to make sure they are at practise tonight (Thursday) to try and get themselves right for Saturday (1pm start).
The same XI, bar spinner Liam Botten who is replaced by seamer Dan Pass, will be given the chance to put last week’s wrongs right.
Woodley said: “I told the boys in the changing room after Saturday that it wasn’t good enough but I’m going to give the boys the chance to dig themselves out of this hole.”
Victory over Halstead, who themselves were all out for 64 against Ipswich last week, will probably confirm their relegation and remove any lingering fears that Haverhill may go the same way, while also stabilise them in the top six.
With captain Simon Youngs due to return next week at Hadleigh, Woodley aims to end his period as skipper on the right note.
He said: “I want to do the job well when I do it and It was not good enough on Saturday and I expect them to do better against Halstead.”