Evenson targets the top spot

First published in Sport

MARK Evenson is praying for a break in the rain as his Bromsgrove side targets a top two finish in the Birmingham Premier League Division One.

Despite currently lying second they have completed just three games on a Saturday this season, winning them all, with last weekend’s trip to Oswestry the latest victim of what so far has been a wet summer.

“It’s very frustrating for everyone at the moment,” said Evenson.

“We get towards Thursday and the clouds seem to draw in again.

“We just can’t get any momentum going and it’s tough for the batters playing on wet, hard wickets all the time.

“The only thing from our point of view was that Oswestry were very good and kept us informed, and it saved us a 160-mile round trip for nothing.

“But some teams have been more fortunate than us with the weather and managed to get more games in, some as many as six, so we’re thankful that we are second having missed so much cricket.”

Next up for Bromsgrove is a visit to Old Hill, not a ground for its drying abilities, so if the forecast for storms this week materialises that too could be in doubt.

But should it go ahead the visitors will have Tom Green back available for selection after work commitments and Evenson says he is likely to play although as yet he is unsure of who he might replace.

Alexei Kervesee will not be available due to his commitments with Worcestershire but he should be back for the following weekend.

“It would be nice to get a run of five or six games as we look to achieve what we are trying to do here, finish in that top two,” said the captain.

“And in between the rain we have played some very good cricket so far.”

Despite a frustrating start to the season, Bromsgrove are second in Division One.

l The club's innagural Chairman's Day will take place on Friday, June 20 in the marquee at the club.

The cricket starts at 11am and the chairman’s event starts at noon.

For more details go to bromsgrovecc.play-cricket.com/

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