Overy wants Brondesbury to sign off by beat champions Richmond

PUBLISHED: 16:00 30 August 2018

A close-up view of a cricket scoreboard (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Harman Drive outfit relegated last weekend after three-wicket loss at Twickenham

James Overy wants Brondesbury to end a difficult season in fine form by getting the better of Middlesex County Premier Division champions Richmond on Saturday.

The Harman Drive side saw relegation confirmed last weekend after losing by three wickets away to Twickenham.

It was a devastating blow for Brondesbury, who see their two-season stay in the top flight come to an end.

But Overy wants the Harman Drive side to finish on a high by recording a win when they host Richmond, who have already won the title, on Saturday.

“We won’t be in the Premier Division for at least a season, so we’re looking forward to playing the best team in the Middlesex County League at home,” said Overy.

“It would be nice if we could win, but it’s more important for us to deliver another strong display like we have in recent weeks.

“There might be a couple of youngsters to come into the squad, but we’re going to name a strong side.

“The building for next season starts now and hopefully we can finish this season with a win.”

At Twickenham last weekend, Brondesbury were all out for 145 after choosing to bat first, despite a knock of 35 from Sam Moore.

Robert Nelson then took 3-46 with the ball, but was unable to prevent Twickenham from completing their chase inside 35 overs.

Defeat consigned Brondesbury to finishing in the bottom two, and Overy was gutted to see his team go down after rallying in recent weeks.

“We’re very disappointed to be relegated, but when you start to reflect on the season, you see it took us time to get going and that may have hurt us,” he added.

“Throughout the season, everyone gave their all and the performances over the last four or five weeks have been superb.

“We didn’t have an overseas player for almost half the season, which probably didn’t help either, and over the season, we weren’t good enough and that’s why we’ll finish ninth.”

Brondesbury will at least look to go out on a high with victory at home to Richmond on Saturday.

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