Milke Comber has warned Bury St Edmunds CC it is now make or break time in their battle against relegation as they prepare for a vital derby.
Ahead of welcoming neighbours Woolpit to the Victory Ground tomorrow (11am) Bury find themselves rooted to the foot of the East Anglian Premier League, 26 points adrift, following a seventh defeat in 13 as they went down by 45 runs to fellow strugglers Norwich.
And with daunting fixtures against the current top four teams from their remaining nine matches, Comber is well aware the tide has to change quickly if they are to stand any chance of avoiding the drop.
“Every game from now on is massive for us but Saturday really is a huge match for us,” said the skipper.
“We are in a really sticky situation and we know there is only one way out of it, which is to start winning games.
“Saturday won’t be easy but it is one that we really have to win if we are to have any chance at all of staying up.
“Being 26 points adrift we know even a maximum win won’t lift us off the bottom of the league and it is becoming a real mountain to climb.
“It is a really frustrating situation because a lot of the teams as well as ourselves can’t believe we are in the position that we are; we can’t work it out.”
Despite his frustrations, Comber is trying to remain positive as he set his side the target of claiming a minimum of three victories to save their season.
“We have to start getting some maximum wins and hopefully that will start this week,” he added.
“That could really kick-start our season and really we have no other choice.
“We have got some really difficult fixtures left but I think we have to secure at least three wins and not really lose again. If we can do that we may just be ok. We have to remain upbeat because it’s not over yet.”