Captain is still confident survival will be achieved

UPBEAT: Darren Batch
UPBEAT: Darren Batch

There is no need to panic yet — that is the message from Sudbury Cricket Club captain Darren Batch after defeat to rivals Bury St Edmunds plunged them to the bottom of the league.

Sudbury are propping up the East Anglian Premier League table after Bury leapfrogged them with only their second win of the season and will have to address some poor home form in their next two games to climb back off.

But with eight-placed Copdock and Old Ipswichian to visit Friars Street on Saturday (11am), ahead of second-placed Cambridge the following week, Batch is confident they can recover the situation.

“There are seven games left and 210 points to play for so there is still plenty of time left,” he said, admitting they were outclassed in every department in a lacklustre display in Saturday’s 139-run defeat. “The bottom five teams are separated 
by 25 points so one win and you could suddenly be seventh.

“We are obviously disappointed about Saturday, but we will put it behind us.”

Batch, who has a full squad to choose from against Copdock and OI, believes they can bounce back with victory with a less cautious approach.

“It could be a good thing for us as we have always been looking at the cushion we had over Bury and were playing a bit tentatively.”