Cricket: Andrew Wilson confident Shepherds Bush will bounce back in Middlesex County Premier Division at Twickenham

PUBLISHED: 10:00 25 May 2018

The new cricket season is now upon us (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

The new cricket season is now upon us (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Harman Drive club suffered first league loss of season last weekend, losing by 84 runs at Finchley

Shepherds Bush captain Andrew Wilson is confident his side can return to winning ways in the Middlesex County Premier Division at home to Twickenham on Saturday.

The Bromyard Avenue outfit were beaten by 84 runs away to Finchley last weekend — their first league defeat of the season.

Having been unbeaten in their two previous league games prior to the loss, Bush will hope to get back on track this Saturday.

And Wilson says the team are looking forward to righting the wrongs in the defeat at Finchley.

“We’re looking forward to hosting Twickenham and will be buoyed by the return of a few injured players,” said the Bush skipper.

“We will be looking to learn from mistakes made last weekend and continue on with our style of enjoying our cricket.”

Against Finchley, Bush won the toss and were put into the field, but bowled their hosts out for 236 as Ali Easton took 4-21.

And despite the final result, Wilson believes his team did well to restrict Finchley to fewer than 240.

“I thought we did incredibly well to bowl Finchley out for 236 on a good track and fast outfield, especially considering the blistering 83 from Rahul Wijeratne,” he added.

“Our bowlers and fielders stuck at it well despite some injury problems.”

In reply, though top scorer Jack Brydon top scored with 54, Bush were all out for 152 inside 40 overs.

Wilson said: “We got off to a strong start with a quick fire 50 from Jack, but we proceeded to lose wickets and were unable to build any meaningful partnerships, despite Robbie Watts batting sensibly.

“While we were unable to build any partnerships, the Finchley spinners were accurate and didn’t let us get away.

“That being said, the batsmen know they are considerably better than that and will bounce back this week against Twickenham.”

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