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Captain calls on Haverhill to respond

CRICKET - Sudbury (Fielding) v Haverhill (Batting)''Pictured: Adam Dellar batting for Haverhill ANL-150824-004843009
CRICKET - Sudbury (Fielding) v Haverhill (Batting)''Pictured: Adam Dellar batting for Haverhill ANL-150824-004843009

Adam Dellar has urged his Haverhill CC charges to show that they are good players when they take on Coggeshall at Manor Road.

The home side head into Saturday’s Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division One clash on the back of a 195-run thrashing at the hands of Braintree last weekend.

However, rather than lick their wounds, captain Dellar has called upon each member of the team to stand up and be counted.

“It is never nice to lose, but getting a hammering makes it extra hard to take,” he said.

“We were outplayed in every department, it is as simple as that.

“Nothing went our way and you have to hope that it was just one of those days.

“Not one player lived up to their true potential.

“All of us need to show how good we are against Coggeshall, both individually and collectively.”

Despite the hefty defeat to Braintree, Haverhill actually moved up a place in the table to fifth thanks to their seven bonus points.

With three victories to their name already this term, Dellar is hopeful that his side can continue to mix it with the division’s bigger sides.

“Rather than picking up just one or two points, we got a decent total, which shows some character,” he added.

“We do not have the luxury of an overseas player, so that takes away someone that can bowl really quickly or score runs consistently.

“Still, we only won four games last time we were in the division and we have almost reached that total.

“I am sure we can continue to pick up good results and cause shocks.”

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