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Cricket: Berwick captain pleased with progress

WITH everything to play for in the Premier Division, slow burners Berwick are chasing honours after what has been an impressive season so far.

WITH everything to play for in the Premier Division, slow burners Berwick are chasing honours after what has been an impressive season so far.

After mid-table obscurity last year, captain Martin Golightly believes this summer could be one of real progress for the side, which is now in third place and only 42 points behind leaders Bedlington.

He said: “Although we are taking every game as it comes, this year has started better than the last campaign.

“We were mid-table last term, whereas we are now pushing the very top teams.

“If we are in the frame come the end of the season that is all the better for us.

“We have a very young team, so we are going to push on year after year.

“The side’s average age is only 23 or 24 and we have only have lads over 30 so things can only get better for us.”

Golightly added: “All the lads have the same mentality which is to take all games one by one and not to look far into the future.

“All we do is go out and enjoy our cricket.”

Tomorrow sees Berwick at home to Stocksfield, a game in which captain Golightly will be taking nothing for granted.

He said: “Although we are confident for the game against Stocksfield, they have been a bit of a bogey team for us over the last few years.

“Saying that, we have high hopes after the result against Corbridge, who we have now pulled away from in the table.”

Leaders Bedlington entertain Tillside on the back of a victory over Stocksfield last weekend.

Second-placed Blue Flames are at home to Clara Vale following a rest week looking to regain top spot.

 

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