No danger of complacency creeping in, says captain

MILDENHALL: Cricket - Mildenhall v Witham
Mildenhall bowler Steve Taylor celebrates wicket.
Picture Mark Westley ANL-161206-102423009
MILDENHALL: Cricket - Mildenhall v Witham Mildenhall bowler Steve Taylor celebrates wicket. Picture Mark Westley ANL-161206-102423009

Ben Shepperson has insisted that Mildenhall’s promotion bid will not be derailed by complacency within the ranks.

The league leaders recorded a seven-wicket win away at second-placed Wivenhoe last weekend to move 16 points clear with just five matches to go.

Having tasted defeat only twice all season, it would take a shock collapse for Mildenhall not to win the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division One title and subsequently book their spot in the East Anglian Premier League play-offs.

Even so, Shepperson is adamant that his side will remain focused until the job is completed.

“We are a very determined squad so complacency will not be an issue,” said the skipper.

“We still have some decent sides to play and we will need to be at our best.

“There is competition for places in the squad and players know that if performances slip they will be playing second-team cricket.

“That is why standards have remained high — players do not want to miss the play-off games if we get there.”

“It is completely down to us, which is why I am full of confidence.”

Mildenhall’s promotion quest will continue with a home clash against bottom-of-the-table Copford on Saturday (1pm).

Middle-order batsman Adam Trett is unavailable for selection, which will see Ash Clark come into the side for the encounter at Wamil Way.