Harris looking for a positive response

Great & Little Tew Cricket Club captain Andy Harris
Great & Little Tew Cricket Club captain Andy Harris

Great & Little Tew captain Andy Harris will be looking for a positive response when his side go into their first home fixture in the top division of the Home Counties Premier Cricket League.

Newly-promoted Tew went down by 122 runs at Henley in Saturday’s division one fixture and this weekend entertain Reading at Ledwell Road.

It was a good test against one of the best teams in the league and a yardstick to see how far we’ve come

Captain Andy Harris

Looking back on Saturday’s opener, Harris said: “It was a good test against one of the top teams in the league and a yardstick to see how far we’ve come and the areas we still need to address.

“We bowled tightly with the new ball and made early inroads but a partnership developed and it was difficult to build spells of pressure. Late wickets saw us able to collect some valuable bowling points.

“We struggled to build partnerships in our innings despite the efforts of Dain Moreton. It wasn’t until Lloyd Brock and Matt Woods came together at 98-8 that we managed a significant partnership to leave us with a respectable total.”