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Clacton are scaling new heights
6:00am Saturday 17th August 2013 in Sport
CLACTON manager Gary Kirk believes his buoyant side are scaling new heights.
The Seasiders moved up to third in the GIBBS DENLEY EAST ANGLIAN PREMIER LEAGUE after last week’s six-wicket victory at reigning champions Swardeston.
And ahead of today's home date with Bury St Edmunds, Kirk has heaped praise on his players – labelling his bowling attack as the club’s “best ever”.
“We have a very strong side,” said Kirk, after watching his high-flying side dismantle shell-shocked Swardeston for just 123.
“And this is the strongest set of bowlers we’ve ever had at the club.
“Our seamers are forming a really formidable trio and, backed up by some excellent fielding and catching, they’re putting our opposition under real pressure.
“Michael Comber has been ever-present all season, bowling the best he ever has for us.
“His partnership with Tim Alexander has really blossomed, while Ben France has always been a top performer.”
Colchester & East Essex will be hoping to ease their relegation fears in the SHEPHERD NEAME ESSEX LEAGUE.
The Castle Park side, second from bottom in the premier division, are away to Brentwood, desperate to get back on track after last week’s six-wicket defeat at Chelmsford.
Things are hotting up with just five matches left in the MARSHALL HATCHICK TWO COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP.
Today’s stand-out match is at the bottom of division one, where basement boys Halstead host fellow strugglers Ipswich.
Elmstead Grasshoppers are also in the dogfight but face a difficult task at high-flying Mistley.
Witham, fourth from bottom, will be looking to ease their fears by seeing off Haverhill.
Pace-setters Frinton travel to Coggeshall, while Wivenhoe host Mildenhall and Maldon entertain Hadleigh.
Having regained top spot in the PIRIPIRI NORTH ESSEX LEAGUE, Colchester will hope to cement it by winning at Wivenhoe.
Title-chasers Frinton travel to Elmstead Grasshoppers while Mistley cross the Suffolk border to fellow strugglers Ipswich.
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