Reddyhough hopes for a Reading CC collapseBy Adam Lee
August 08, 2012
Wokingham captain Dan Reddyhough admits it will take a ‘monumental collapse’ from Reading if his side are to snatch the Thames Valley League title.
The Oaks have been challenging their local rivals at the top of Division 1 for large parts of the season, but in recent weeks have seen Reading open up a 44-point gap.
That coincided with Wokingham’s mid-season wobble, although a comfortable 38-run win over basement side Marlow on Saturday gave Wokingham’s flagging title challenge a much-needed boost.
However, they face what is likely to be one of their toughest games of the season this Saturday with the visit to High Wycombe 2nd.
Saturday’s opponents have leapfrogged Wokingham in recent weeks, moving up to second in the table, and Reddyhough has challenged his side to use Saturday’s win as a springboard to restart their challenge on Reading.
“We definitely needed Saturday’s result,” said Reddyhough.
“The performance wasn’t quite where we want it to be, but it was good to get a win on the board and we must now look to build on that against High Wycombe. Reading will be happy about that game because we’ll be taking points off each other, but we will be going into it looking to play positive cricket and win.
“Nothing is impossible, but we don’t expect that we will be able to bridge the gap unless Reading have a massive collapse over the next two or three games.
“They have been playing very well and are very strong so we don’t expect it to happen.
“But we just have to put ourselves in a position to pick up the pieces if it does happen.
“We want to win every game and as a club we’re looking to progress.
“All four of our sides are in the top two or three in their respective leagues, and if we can have a big push towards the end of the season across all the teams, pick up a few promotions, then we’ll be well set for next year.
“And, with the first team as the figurehead of the club, we want to finish as high as possible.”