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Griffiths in rally cry
11:00am Thursday 19th July 2012 in Cricket
WES Griffiths says Halesowen CC must use the next few weeks to set-up a promotion charge.
The Seth Somers Park outfit’s rollercoaster campaign hit a high point last Saturday with a 131-run drubbing of Cannock.
Griffiths believes the performance, which moved Hales back into the mid-section of Birmingham League Division Two, was his side’s most complete display of the season and wants them to maintain the same level in the coming weeks — starting with Saturday’s trip to Attock.
He said: “The next few weeks are huge.
“If we can pick up a few wins on the bounce it will put us right in there because of how tight the league is.
“Attock are struggling near the bottom and if we win there it will move us further away.
“Last Saturday was, as far as I’m concerned, our first real team performance. Everyone chipped in and it’s what we’ve been looking for all season.
“The way we’ve played so far I don’t think we deserve to be anywhere else than where we are but in this league if you get two or three wins on the bounce, who knows?”
Griffiths was also quick to hail the impact made by 16-year-old Charlie Tromans, who struck an impressive 43 in their total of 208-8.
Another youngster, Eddie Rhodes, then picked up two wickets as the visitors were skittled for just 77.
The captain says it is vital the club continues to create opportunities for its young stars.
He said: “Charlie has been around for a while and made the most of his chance, he batted beautifully.
“The good thing is when you look at our starting 11 now the majority of players are homegrown.
“You have guys like Charlie and Eddie and then people like Kester Moseley and Phil Croft who are already established.
“When I took over as captain that was something we wanted to aim for, we need to bring through the young players.
“The club’s youth section is strong and the good thing is these lads are being picked now because they are good enough.
“The club is in a good place right now.”