Richard Ford is hoping his Worlington side can halt Mildenhall’s title charge when the teams meet on Saturday (1pm), writes Liam Apicella.
As it stands, Mildenhall lead the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division One table by just three points from Wivenhoe, while Worlington are 48 points further back in fourth.
With less than two miles separating the grounds, the Worlington and Mildenhall players are well acquainted.
Despite the rivalry being a friendly one, Ford is still eager for his team to snatch the bragging rights.
“There is no nastiness and a lot of the talk will be tongue-in-cheek,” said the captain.
“But we still want to put a dent in their title charge.
“On our day we are capable of turning over anyone, Mildenhall included.”
Worly go into the clash on the back of an eight-wicket defeat to promotion-hunting Wivenhoe, which in turn ended a seven-match unbeaten run.
Nevertheless, even with that positive sequence drawing to a close, Ford expects confidence to remain high ahead of the short trip to Wamil Way.
“I told the lads after the loss that we cannot expect to win every game,” he added.
“We will move on, keep smiling and preparing for each game properly, just like we have been doing.
“It was disappointing to see the run come to an end, but I would rather it was against a top team like Wivenhoe and not a lesser side.”