Harris looks for Tew to bounce back at Harefield

Great & Little Tew bowler Joe Thomas sends down a delivery against Slough
Great & Little Tew bowler Joe Thomas sends down a delivery against Slough

Great & Little Tew captain Andy Harris will be looking for his side to get back on track at basement boys Harefield on Saturday.

Harris saw his side’s unbeaten Home Counties Premier Cricket League run at Ledwell Road ended in Saturday’s heavy defeat to Slough.

It would be good to get another 25 points in the timed games before we revert back to the 50-50 format

Captain Andy Harris

Shahid Yousaf completed an unbeaten century and took six wickets as Slough beat Tew by a massive 165 runs in the division one fixture.

Harris said: “It was an important toss to win because conditions were always going to favour the team which batted first.

“At 140 after 40 overs we had them where we wanted them but they had wickets in hand and a couple of batsmen who were well bedded in.

“[Shahid] Yousaf is a very good batsman and only gave us one chance when he gloved Liam Manley over his wicket. But it was very hot out in the field.

“The wicket deteriorated for the second innings and they had two good spinners, it was too big a target for us.”

On Saturday, Tew travel to Harefield but in-form Joe Thomas is unavailable.

Harris added: “We know the games we have to win, ones against Reading and Harefield, they are the ones which will keep us up. We don’t want it to go on too late until we are safe.

“It would be good to get another 25 points in the timed games before we revert back to 50-50 format.”