‘Game of season’ awaits Waterlooville

Waterlooville captain Jon Hudson
Waterlooville captain Jon Hudson
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League-leaders Waterlooville host a mouth-watering top-of-the-table Hampshire League division one clash against third-placed Locks Heath at Rowlands Avenue tomorrow.

A win for the home side would put one hand on the trophy with two games remaining but vice-captain Jon Hudson warned there is no room for complacency.

‘We missed out on promotion on the final day last season so know how tough it is to get out of this league,’ he said.

‘This can be billed as the game of the season and we are looking forward to it.

‘We are firing on all cylinders at the moment and it has been a while since we have lost.

‘If we want to get promoted, these are the games we have to win.’

Ville make one change to their line-up, with Nathan White replacing Matt Charman who has work commitments.

Locks Heath know it’s a game they must win if they are to maintain their ambitions of pipping Ville at the post.

If the visitors can repeat last week’s batting masterclass that saw them rack up a huge 308 for nine at Lymington, they will give themselves a real chance.

Second-placed Gosport Borough can capitalise on the clash at Ville by seeing off Ryde at Privett Park.

Bedhampton make the long trip to Shrewton determined to keep their unbeaten run going, while Portsmouth & Southsea will hope to exploit home advantage against Andover II at St James Hospital.

Portchester must beat Lymington II in their final home game if they are to avoid slipping further into relegation trouble.

Last week’s defeat at Langley Manor left Portchester third from bottom and anxiously looking over their shoulders.

Purbrook travel to the New Forest to take on Cadnam.