Time to go on a run says Cox

Steve Phillimore is solid in defence for Bexhill's second team against Horsham last weekend. Picture by Steve Hunnisett (eh26016d)

Steve Phillimore is solid in defence for Bexhill's second team against Horsham last weekend. Picture by Steve Hunnisett (eh26016d)

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Bexhill first team coach Ian Cox is calling on the cricket club to go on a run of wins ahead of a key weekend on two fronts.

The Polegrove-based club will host Goring-by-Sea in a Sussex Cricket League Division Two third versus second clash tomorrow (Saturday) before hosting Premier League neighbours Hastings Priory in round two of the Gray-Nicolls Sussex T20 Cup on Sunday.

“Generally we play well - or better - at home than we do away,” said Cox. “We scored a vital 30 points last weekend against Pulborough and now we can hopefully get some wins under our belt at home.

“Goring will be a tough fixture, but as we proved against Eastbourne, we can beat anyone on our day. We have confidence and we are capable of winning the game and edging closer to them in the table.”

Bexhill’s form has been a touch up and down of late with two wins and two defeats in their last four matches, although they have won all three of their home league fixtures so far this summer.

They trail Goring by 24 points approaching the midway point of the campaign. The West Sussex outfit made it six wins out of eight by pipping Crowhurst Park by one run last weekend after Park lost their last six wickets for just nine runs.

The game against Priory - who Bexhill beat in the league at The Polegrove last year - is another test for Cox’s men, but he believes Bexhill are capable of upsetting their higher division opponents.

“We have nothing to fear,” Cox added. “We got to the final of this competition last season and this time we want to go one better than that. Hastings playing in the Premier Division doesn’t bother us - we believe we can beat them on Sunday.”

The Goring match is due to start at 1pm and the game against Priory, who are fifth in the league, will get underway at 4pm.