Twitchen praises early season Wetherby revival

hsb  Wetherby v Leeds Police.  Andy Twitchen batting for Wetherby.   110528M3b.
hsb Wetherby v Leeds Police. Andy Twitchen batting for Wetherby. 110528M3b.

GRANGE Park captain Andy Twitchen believes there’s plenty to play for between now and the remainder of the 2011 Wetherby League season.

With a number of teams vying for top spot the Wetherby ace feels the race for the title is wide open with no one running away with it at the moment.

After a sticky start, Wetherby have hit back with vengeance.

Their batsmen have finally hit a bit of form - overseas Warren Else crashing 111 and the skipper himself 102 against Leeds Police on Saturday - and as far as Twitchen’s concerned, long may it continue.

“We had a bit of a collapse in our first game,” he said.

“The next game we lost, that was two in a row. But the third we managed to scramble a win, that’s set us off,” he said.

“Since then it’s been good. We’ve managed to win the last two. The top order have started to fire and we’ve managed to turn it around a bit.

“We’ve got a hard game coming up on Saturday. It’s Shadwell.

“When their batting fires they are a strong team.

“But I guess their bowling is a bit weaker now Ryan Hercules isn’t playing.”

As for the way the division is shaping up Twitchen said: “I’m slightly surprised so far.

“There’s no one pulling away at the top, there’s a three or four sides in the middle order and it’s close at the bottom.

“This season it’s very competitive. The last two weeks for us has given us a lot of confidence.

“There’s no need to panic. Hopefully we can just relax and enjoy our cricket again.”

Elsewhere in the top flight tomorrow CHURCH FENTON welcome Old Mods; KIRK DEIGHTON are at home to BARWICK; WALTON will be hoping to kick-start their campaign at home to St Chad’s and SCARCROFT are on the road to Leeds Police.

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