Still areas to work on as Sudbury face toughest challenge

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Sudbury Cricket Club 
captain Jonathan Phillips believes there are still areas to improve on as the Talbots go head-to-head with the only other side in the division with a 100 per cent record.

Ahead of travelling to Mildenhall on Saturday (1pm), a side he expects to be challenging for the title, the Sudbury skipper believes there is more to come from his side — despite their flying start to the campaign.

“It was good to get three wins out of three, and results-wise and points-wise it has been exactly what we wanted,” he said. “But performance-wise there are still areas to work on.”

Spinners Ben Reece and Mike Jones took four wickets each in the seven-wicket home win over Maldon in their Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division One clash, while Phillips himself got to 78 with the bat in a century stand with Darren Batch.

But he will not be letting his side get complacent ahead of a stern test at Mildenhall.

“We need to be more 
consistent as far as our bowling is concerned, bowling more as a unit,” said Phillips, who is hoping to overcome a hamstring injury. “If we are being critical, as far as batting is concerned we need to be finishing off games a bit better.”