Burton captain Hanney in optimistic mood

Chris Goode's Finedon Dolben host top of the table Rushden this weekend
Chris Goode's Finedon Dolben host top of the table Rushden this weekend

Burton Latimer captain Damon Hanney is confident that his side can open their Premier Division account this weekend.

Their 79-run reverse at Oundle last time out made it four defeats on the bounce for the Hall Field outfit and next up is the visit of Brixworth.

And Hanney thinks a greater output from the top order could be the key.

He said: “We definitely need to pick up our performance with the bat.

“If our batsmen can chip in with better contributions then we are capable of defending it and it’s about putting all parts of our game together.”

Despite the run of poor form, Hanney says that spirits in the camp are good.

He added: “There’s plenty of positivity among the lads and we believe that we can get a result this week.

“We need to keep picking up as many points as we can.”

Early pacesetters Rushden, who had the better of a draw with Peterborough last weekend, travel to Finedon Dolben while Horton House, the only side with a 100 per cent record, host Rushton.

Oundle’s good form will be put to the test when they travel to Old Northamptonians and Peterborough entertain Northampton Saints.

The weekend’s other game sees Stony Stratford host Wollaston.

In Division One, leaders Loddington make the trip to Rothwell and Geddington, who are seven points off the top, host Weekley & Warkton.

Desborough are at home to Old Northamptonians 2nd, Isham travel to Irthlingborough, Old Wellingburians entertain Peterborough Town 2nd and Wellingborough Town welcome Finedon Dolben 2nd.