Huggins wants to regain momentum

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BURY St Edmunds vice-captain Tom Huggins has challenged the team to find a win in order to kick-start their season after crashing to another defeat, losing to Great Witchingham by 34 runs at the weekend.

Bury’s form in the league has stuttered after two consecutive defeats in previous weeks, which has left Huggins looking to regain the momentum the side enjoyed earlier in the season.

He said: “We know we can beat anyone in the league on our day and it is just about having that belief to go and prove it.

“Once we get that next win we will go on a run and keep winning games, it is all about the momentum for the remainder of the season and we should be able to do that.”

The latest defeat to Great Witchingham should have been avoided after Bury decided to bowl first and found themselves in a promising position of having the hosts eight wickets down for 107 before lunch.

Huggins said: “After the restart we lost that consistent bowling and we let them off the hook, for them to go on and reach 180 was disappointing.

“When we came into bat no-one took responsibility to really push us on from the position we were in early on, we should have won and that is the most disappointing thing.”

Bury will get a chance to turn their season around when they host tables-toppers Swardeston on Saturday (11am) and despite the visitors lofty position in the East Anglian Premier league, Huggins believes the side can go into the game in confident mood.

He said: “We have done well against Swardeston in the past, we back ourselves going into the game and it is just about finding that consistency again.

“The confidence is still there in the team, we just need to turn that into wins and push on.”