Cricket: Andrew Wilson praises Shepherds Bush spirit ahead of Middlesex County Premier Division trip to Finchley

PUBLISHED: 16:00 18 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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Bromyard Avenue side saw their game at home to Highgate abandoned last weekend

Andrew Wilson says he is pleased with the mood in the Shepherds Bush camp ahead of their trip to Finchley in the Middlesex County Premier Division on Saturday.

The Bromyard Avenue side currently sit joint top of the standings, being one of five sides to have collected 11 points from their opening two games, along with Finchley.

Last weekend saw the rain thwart Bush as their game at home to Highgate ended in an abandonment.

However, it does mean that the Bromyard Avenue side remain unbeaten in the league this term, and Wilson is excited for another good game this Saturday.

“We’ll continue to play our brand of enthusiastic and enjoyable cricket and look forward to our visit to Finchley this weekend,” said Wilson.

“We have a great squad of players who are all performing well and enjoying each others company. That’s very pleasing to see as captain.”

Despite the abandonment against Finchley last weekend, Dexter Marsh recorded a hat-trick for Bush on his way to figures of 6-31.

It was a fine display of bowling from Marsh so early in the season, and Wilson is pleased with how quickly the new addition has bedded in.

“Dexter has quickly established himself as a mercurial character on and off the field,” he added.

“It was fantastic to watch someone with his tail up like that, making it even more frustrating when we came off the pitch due to rain.”

Bush were also in action last Sunday, but suffered a seven-wicket loss in the ECB National Club Championship second round at home to Stanmore.

After electing to bat, the Bromyard Avenue outfit were all out for just 89, despite a top score of 21 from George Collins.

Though James Hallam and James Kidson both took wickets for Bush, Stanmore eased home in the 15th over.

It was a disappointing defeat for the Bromyard Avenue outfit, but Wilson admits his team were beaten by the better side.

“Stanmore are always a strong side with a talented core of young players and credit is due to them.

“They played better cricket on the day and i wish them the best in the competition going forward.”

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