Max backs Clevedon to maintain good start at Bedminster
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Clevedon’s Max Horton says he would back then to maintain their “really good start to the season” at Bedminster.
The Dial Hill club are currently top of the West of England Premier League Premier One table with five wins from six games, including their last three.
Horton said: “(It’s been) a really good start to the season and we know Bedminster is going to be a tough game.
“There are no easy games in the season, we just have to keep backing each other and I think the wins will follow.
“Bedminster’s main threat is they will go hard up top, batting wise we have to be really on it from ball one.
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“As we say every week every ball counts. The lower we can keep them the better and the way we are bowling at the moment I would really back us.”
Clevedon's latest triumph came against Bridgwater in a top-of-the-table clash last Saturday.
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The 111-run win raises hopes of a second title in three years after being crowned champions in 2018.
“We're aiming for the highest we can get, but we just take it one game at a time and really just focus on ourselves and not worry too much about what everyone is doing and try to keep chalking out results each week,” Horton added.
“It’s a real big boost of confidence for us and to do it at home in front of a pretty big crowd is the best feeling as well.
“We know Bridgwater are a good team and we are going to have to be on our top game every time we play them from now and in the future. (I’m) just really happy with the win.”
But what’s the secret to Clevedon’s success?
“Every week it’s our mentality that’s our biggest thing, we never think too much about the opposition or how we are going to go about things,” he said.
“We just stick to our plan and what we do best and that’s how we just come out with the wins.”
Horton signed for Clevedon from Claverham last year and is experiencing his first taste of top level cricket, following last year’s disrupted campaign due to the coronavirus pandemic.
And he has already made an impact in his short spell with the club, scoring an unbeaten 15 on Saturday and removing Tom Allcoat and Tom Bellinger.
“I’m really happy with how it’s going, I’m contributing to the team, I feel, and everywhere I possibly can,” he added.
“I’m just trying to put in a shift for everyone that I can and it’s going well.
“(I will) just to try and score as many runs and take as many wickets as possible is the aim and hopefully the wins will come with that.
“For me it’s just contributing to the team as much as I can and do the best I can to help us get the win.
“It’s great to be back playing with the lads. It’s been a hard year and half for everyone but we all are really just happy to be back playing in front of people again. It’s nice to keep winning, a good feeling and we keep going.”