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Colchester and East Essex look to stop the rot
12:00am Saturday 10th August 2013 in Sport
COLCHESTER & East Essex will be aiming to stop the rot when they travel to Chelmsford.
The second-from-bottom Shepherd Neame Essex League First XI premier division team have only won two matches all season and were thrashed by Chingford last weekend, by 186 runs.
With only five games remaining, time is running out if they want to have a comfortable end to their season.
Buckhurst Hill are currently propping up the table, 34 points behind but that points difference can quickly be diminished. Second-placed Chingford ran riot last week and made 263 for five before bowling the strugglers out for a paltry 77.
Captain Joe Barnett was the top scorer with 27 and he will have to be on his best form if his side are going to rectify their poor form.
Opponents Chelmsford sit in mid-table and can afford to take the rest of their season easy but last week’s win against Shenfield shows they’re not ready to take a break just yet.
The dangerous pairing of Oliver Devenish and Nisarg Patel, who both took four wickets last week, will be ready and surely fancy their chances of increaing their wicket-haul against the fragile batsmen of Colchester.
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