No cause for alarm says Smith ahead of away days

Great & Little Tew batsman Robbie Shurmer runs them up against Tring Park at Ledwell Road
Great & Little Tew batsman Robbie Shurmer runs them up against Tring Park at Ledwell Road
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Captain Harry Smith says the alarm bells aren’t ringing yet but admits Great & Little Tew badly need a victory.

Since beating Banbury last month, Tew have failed to win in the Home Counties Premier Cricket League. Saturday’s defeat against division one basement boys Tring Park leaves Smith’s side second from bottom.

There are no alarms bells ringing yet but a win would be nice!

Great & Little Tew captain Harry Smith

Tew now face successive away games at Horspath and leaders Henley, but Smith said: “There are no alarms bells ringing yet but a win would be nice! We’re just on a poor run but I’m confident we can turn that around in the coming games.

“The next four games will determine if we’re going to be in a relegation fight or not. Horspath isn’t a ‘must-win’ game but if we can get a victory there it would be a big boost for the Henley game.

“We haven’t bowled brilliantly but it’s our batting which has let us down lately. Confidence is the key, it’s not a case of doing more work in the nets, but we’ve got four or five batsmen who are out of nick at the moment.

“Everyone needs to start taking charge of their own game when they are out there.”

Wicketkeeper Robbie Catling and all-rounder Robbie Shurmer are unavailable. Henry Woodward should be back from a shoulder injury.