Hague confident of clinching cricket league

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Hague, who led the Evening League side for the first time last season, says his team is playing well and he believes they have enough strength in depth to beat St Ouen in the play-off at Grainville.Hague, who has been Cricketer of the Year three times in the last four seasons, said: ‘We’ve beaten St Ouen twice in the league this season and I’m looking to make it a hat-trick tonight.’We were disappointed not to reach the JEP Cup final but hopefully we can get our first piece of silverware of the season tonight.

We lost two league games on the trot against Beeches and Air Con Jersey but since then we’ve bounced back.’Our bowlers have been excellent and because of them we’ve had small targets to chase and we’ve done that well.

Hopefully it will be the same tonight, but if it isn’t we have a lot of strength in depth to adapt.’St Ouen bowler Paul Horton said: ‘I’m sure it will be a tight game – they normally are against Sporting Club.

Both sides are evenly matched and a good innings from one player on either side could well be the key to who wins.’It may be an opener going on to make a big score or it could be someone who comes in and scores heavily in a short period.’If we bowl first we’ll look to contain them and if we bat first we’ll look to post a good score and then defend it.

We have a good variety of bowling and if we get a good score batting first I’m confident we can put enough pressure on to defend it.’Play starts at 6.15.SCF: Matt Hague, Steve Carlyon, Tony Carlyon, Trevor Rousseau, Simon Short, Mark Reynolds, Nick Jewell, Paul Carberry, Renny Maraj, Graeme Marett and James Ollivro.St Ouen: Rob Tewkesbury, Mark Tribe, Ward Jenner, Paul Horton, Stuart Ramskill, John Gleave, Dave Clark, Martin Amy, Barry Middleton, Danny Blasco and Moricko Kemp.

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