Iago – we need to stand up and be counted

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FINDON Cricket Club captain James Iago has told his players to stand up and be counted to avoid the risk of a relegation battle in the final three games.

Their nine-wicket defeat at home to Pulborough on Saturday saw them hold onto fifth spot in the table, although they are now just 26 points ahead of second-from-bottom Haywards Heath.

Findon hit 142 in 50 overs after being put into bat, before Pulborough raced home for the loss of just one wicket.

Just 32 points separate six teams from Glynde in fourth all the way down to Heath in the relegation zone, so there is everything left to play for.

Iago said: “Again, it was a disappointing performance, we got of to an okay start, although Bradley Bridson went second ball, Jack Metters and Glen Bridson dug in for a while. Unfortunately, Glen went when he was looking good and Jack was batting very well until he was given out.

“However, that does not excuse the lack of backbone that the rest of the side showed. We generally get off to a good start but can’t seem to follow it through. We are a young side but there comes a time when you have to stand up and be counted.

“We need to be very careful in the final three games, we could quite easily end up in that bottom two and be in danger of relegation.”

Full story in today’s Worthing Herald.