BRAINTREE Cricket Club captain Louis Cant is pleased to be seeing an "outstanding maturity" from his team in their quest for a return to the top flight of the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship.

Another solid all-round performance at Clacton saw Braintree underline their division two title credentials with an eight-wicket victory and the skipper is happy that players are adapting their individual games to secure collective success.

He said: "We have shown outstanding maturity in playing to our strengths and being able to play the game situation.

"We have stuck to our attacking plans, whilst being able to adapt when the time comes.

"It showed this week with one of our most explosive batsman (Warren Celiz) being able to play within himself, reading the situation and doing what was required to get us over the line."

Robbie Spalding claimed a five-wicket haul and Dean Bass took impressive figures of three for nine from his 8.5 overs as Braintree skittled the Seasiders out for just 88, before Bass and Celiz guided them home inside 30 overs.

Following the 147-run win against Sudbury the week before, it showed that Braintree are able to dominate against rival sides in the division, but while Cant is glad that his team are building a fear factor for sides facing them, he is more pleased that it proves they are getting their tactics right.

He added: "It is an advantage, but we know we are capable of beating anyone on our day.

"Personally I am happy that it proves that our new attacking brand of cricket is working and long may it continue."

Braintree will now look to follow up their win at the coast when they host Elmstead at Panfield Lane on Saturday.