Wheeler: Bishop’s Waltham have got momentum now

Bishop's Waltham travel to Sarisbury Athletic on Saturday. Picture: Mick Young (160759-10)
Bishop's Waltham travel to Sarisbury Athletic on Saturday. Picture: Mick Young (160759-10)
Fidel Edwards bowled a six over stint of two for 15 Picture: Neil Marshall

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DAN WHEELER is confident Bishop’s Waltham can take a big step towards securing their Hampshire League division one safety tomorrow.

He knows Sarisbury Athletic seconds will be dangerous opposition.

Sunny Bhimsaria took two wickets for Bishop's Waltham in the win against Hook. Picture: Mick Young (160759-02)

Sunny Bhimsaria took two wickets for Bishop's Waltham in the win against Hook. Picture: Mick Young (160759-02)

But momentum is with Bishop’s Waltham after their excellent 28-run victory last weekend against Hook & Newnham Basics.

They moved up to 15th and captain Wheeler thinks two more wins from the final four matches will be enough to avoid relegation.

He said: ‘We’ve got some important fixtures against the teams around us.

‘We probably need two more wins and if we can get them quickly it takes the pressure off and we can enjoy the final two matches.

‘We’ve lost a lot of games by small margins so on Saturday it was nice to be convincing and come out on the right side of the result.

‘It was a great win because they were fourth.

‘We came out on top and we are very much a momentum side. We’ve got confidence now.

‘I’d back us to beat anybody because we’ve been competitive the whole way through.

‘Sarisbury got off to a poor start like us but they have kicked on since.

‘They have won some important matches.

‘It’s dangerous playing second teams at this time of year because they can be helped out by their first teams.’

Adams Wymbs and Harry McGhee impressed with the bat for Bishop’s Waltham on Saturday.

Wymbs hit 75 and McGhee got 66 in a partnership of 149 to help the team to 275 all out.

Wheeler added: ‘Their contribution was massive because we have lost wickets at bad times in matches this season.

‘We might have been a bit low on confidence but they played their natural game and I was really pleased.

‘Another win could propel us up the table.’