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Haverhill’s attacking instincts need to be embraced, not quelled




Cricket action from Haverhill v Sudbury ll. FL; Ben Wilkins bowling for Haverhill. ANL-150806-202550009
Cricket action from Haverhill v Sudbury ll. FL; Ben Wilkins bowling for Haverhill. ANL-150806-202550009

Haverhill skipper Joe Woodley believes the top order batsmen are right to continue playing aggressively, despite some criticism.

On Saturday Haverhill beat Sudbury II by five wickets to move to within three points of second-placed Braintree in Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division Two.

Haverhill reached their 186 run target almost 12 overs to spare, putting them in good spirits ahead of a trip to sixth-placed Mildenhall II on Saturday (1pm).

The top order has faced some criticism, said Woodley, for their aggressive approach, but he believes it is important for them to continue as they are.

“We’ve been 60-4 and taken a lot of stick, but we are just going to embrace the fact that they are big hitters,“ said Woodley.

“There’s no point in them reining in their attacking instincts. It’s just about handling it rather than stifling it because they are quality attacking players.

“We are confident. We are not scared of anyone. Mildenhall are a good side and have experience, but we are getting there.”



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