Congresbury will do everything they can to put things right with Bristol says Yau

Congresbury's Lloyd Richardson in action against North Perrott

Lloyd Richardson scored 33 runs from 18 balls for Congresbury in their 10 wicket win against North Perrott in the National Village Cup last Sunday. - Credit: JRH Media / www.jrhmedia.co.uk

Congresbury captain Justin Yau says they will do everything they can to put things right when they take on Bristol seconds on Saturday and look to build on their victory over North Perrott in the National Village Cup.

Last year’s semi-finalists, who beat Congresbury in the Regional final, were bowled out for just 52 before Yau and Lloyd Richardson put on a partnership of 55 runs to win by 10 wickets and seal a place in the third round against Chew Manga.

“It was a great result and I’m so glad we were finally able to get a competitive win on the board this season,” said Yau.

“The lads bowled brilliantly and we showed no mercy in finishing the game off which was a good sign if we want to progress in a competition like this.

“The whole bowling unit was great - we built pressure throughout the innings and strangled their runs throughout.


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“It was great to see all bowlers contribute, and we hunted well together which bodes well. Lloyd then batted really well to help us knock off the runs within seven overs before the heavens opened.

"We will respect them (Chew Magna) as always, they have some good players in their side and it will no doubt be a challenge at their place.

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“It is a lovely ground and we look forward to it in a couple of weeks time. Hopefully we can build and get on a bit of a run for the season.”

Congresbury's Justin Yau in action against North Perrott

Justin Yau in action for Congresbury during their National Village Cup match against North Perrott. - Credit: JRH Media / www.jrhmedia.co.uk

This is only the second year the club have entered the competition, but Yau has set his sights on doing well in the league and anything else that comes will only be a good thing going forward.

“We see it as a bonus competition and an opportunity for us to get some extra games under our belt,” added Yau.

“The deeper we can go, the more serious we will take it but for now we are enjoying ourselves and the focus moves back to the league on Saturday.”

Congresbury's West of England Bristol & North Somerset match at Stapleton last weekend was postponed due to the weather, which Yau described as “very” frustrating.

But with light rain and a moderate breeze forecast, Yau says they can only “control the controllables” and will look to follow their victory in the National Village Cup, seeking to obtain their first league win of the campaign.

“I’m really looking forward to the game,” he said.

“Hopefully the weather improves so we can get a game of cricket on and we will do everything we can to put things right this weekend in the league.”

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