8:00am Saturday 24th May 2014
By Simon Spurgeon
The fact that his team are winning tight games while still not at their peak is giving Halstead Cricket Club captain Charlie Douglas-Hughes cause to be optimistic about their chances this year.
Halstead won their third Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship division two game in a row as they beat Frinton seconds by 51 runs as Josh Wells hit 98 before Joe Morris’s match-winning six-wicket haul wrapped up an important win.
Following several tough years at Star Stile that have seen back-to-back relegations, it has been an encouraging start to the year for Halstead and Douglas-Hughes is confident that even more is to come from his team.
He said: “When you are playing at your peak and winning it is all well and good, but when you are not quite there – as we’re not at the moment – knowing there are improvements you can make, and are still winning, then I think that spurs everyone on.
“It gives the whole team belief and we’re really seeing that now."
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