Sarisbury ready for Lord’s finals day

Pete Hammond and David Banks will compete for Sarisbury at Lord's
Pete Hammond and David Banks will compete for Sarisbury at Lord's
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Hampshire head to Northeast for success

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Sarisbury Athletic believe they can profit from being an unknown quantity ahead of their ECB Indoor National Club Championship finals day.

The Allotment Road side of skipper Matt Journeaux, Pete Hammond, Simon Orr, James Ingram, Phil Jewell and club captain David Banks head to the indoor school at Lord’s tomorrow in their ongoing bid for national success in the 12-overs-per-side format.

They face Kent club Betteshanger Colliery Welfare in the last four and could then meet either Welsh team Margam or hot favourites Blaydon from County Durham in the final.

Banks admits he knows very little about the opposition but is quite happy to keep it that way.

He said: ‘If we win our semi-final, I won’t watch the second one. I’ll go on a tour of Lord’s.

‘Sometimes you can start worrying about teams and it doesn’t do you any good.

‘We will go there, play to the best of our ability and see where it takes us.

‘The other teams won’t know much about us, either, and that can help. We’re raring to go.

‘Indoor cricket can be a bit of an unknown and I prefer it that way. You just have to deal with whatever they throw at you.’