A winning mentality could be exploited

Sudbury Cricket Club captain Darren Batch believes they can take advantage of league leaders Swardeston’s all-or-nothing mentality at Friars Street on Saturday (11am).

The Talbots skipper is targeting a possible chink in their armour as they look to put a dent in the Norfolk side’s march towards the title.

Batch’s third-from-bottom side returned 16 points in their draw at Vauxhall Mallards, with Ben Reece hitting 116 to edge four more points (53) above bottom side Bury St Edmunds ahead of next week’s derby.

But after a return to form for his batsman, he is now plotting a big upset on Saturday, with Swardeston having only lost once in 13 matches.

“They chased 300 brilliantly against Bury and they seem like a team who try and chase a score regardless of how many wickets they are down — they are only interested in winning games,” he said.

“It will be about ourselves trying to get in a position with enough runs on board where they have to chase and hopefully make mistakes and we can try and get the wickets and win.”

Reece (work commitments) is the only absentee for Saturday.