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Skipper confident of returning to summit

RETURN TO FORM: Ben Reece was praised for hitting 50 off 29 balls on Saturday

RETURN TO FORM: Ben Reece was praised for hitting 50 off 29 balls on Saturday

Sudbury Cricket Club 
captain Jonathan Phillips is not panicking after losing top spot, saying there is plenty more to come from his side in the second half of the season.

Heading into Saturday’s home clash with Worlington (1pm), the conclusion of which marks the halfway point of the campaign, the Talbots trail Frinton by five points after losing by five wickets to them on the 
Essex coast on Saturday.

But Phillips is confident relinquishing top spot at this stage after being long-term holders of it will not prove costly to their promotion ambitions.

“We are only halfway through the season and we have got time to put things right and go again,” he said. “I know what the players are capable of and there is definitely a lot more to come.”

Phillips highlighted their bowling for letting things slip against their in-form opponents, but believes there were plenty of positives, in particular praising Ben Reece’s improved batting performance, which saw him hit a half-century from 29 balls.

And with mid-table Worlington visiting in the first of two homes games, while wary of them the skipper is hoping his side can bounce back.

“They are a strong team and have got a strong batting line up,” he said. “It will not be easy, but it is the best thing for us just to get back playing.”

 

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