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Evenson wants Bromsgrove to end the season on a positive note

Craig Gibbons 13th Sep, 2016 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

MARK EVENSON hopes Bromsgrove can end the season on a positive note after their Birmingham League Division One clash against Smethwick had fallen victim to the elements.

With Boars skipper Evenson hoping to secure back-to-back victories for the first time this season after last week’s clash at Moseley also succumbed to the poor weather, those hopes were dashed on Saturday as another rain-affected weekend saw Bromsgrove pick up just five points.

Despite giving the game every opportunity to be given the go ahead, Evenson was forced to call it off at 1.30pm with the hope of a 20 over game by 5pm looking highly doubtful.

Even though the Boars have secured their Division One status for a further year, Evenson said he was “shocked” to see his Bromsgrove side fail to claim consecutive victories this season.

And with a tough trip to Herefordshire-based Brockhampton, who are fighting with league leaders Dorridge for the title, on Saturday, Evenson does not want to end the season with a whimper.

He said: “With all the bad weather we have failed to fulfill our target of claiming back-to-back victories for the first time this season which is very shocking to be honest.

“When you want to be fighting for the top spots you have to be winning your fair share of games, going on a bit of a run and having some momentum.

“The weather has spoiled our momentum and it’s been the story of our season that we have failed to get some consistency in our play.

“Like most skippers in this league, I’ll be wanting to end the season on a good note so we can move forward into the next season.

“I’ve got my strongest squad available to choose from and I know this squad is more than capable of getting the 20 points.”

Worcestershire’s Alexei Kervezee is available for the game while leg-spinner Sam Johnson will get his first taste of first team action after being called up from the Seconds.

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