Norfolk won’t be playing for a draw in Minor Counties East title decider
Ashley Watson says Norfolk will be going all out to win their title decider against Staffordshire – even though a draw would be enough for them to finish top.
Following a dream run at Manor Park which saw them win all three matches, Watson’s side will head to Longton near Stoke on Sunday week with a 10 point advantage over their only rivals for the Minor Counties East Division title.
A stalemate would play into the visitors’ hands, as would plenty of rain, but the Norfolk skipper certainly isn’t thinking along those lines as the countdown to the county’s biggest game for many years gets under way.
“As is the case with all the games we play we will be going there to win,” said Watson, who led from the front at the Festival of Cricket by taking no fewer than 25 wickets.
“We are in a good run of form, confidence is high and we’ll be going there with a positive attitude, there’s no doubt about that. We have won four of our five games this season and I think we would have won the first one too had it not been for the weather, so we want to continue that run.
“I don’t want the game to be affected by rain or anything like that – the aim will be to win the title in style.”