Hanney wants Burton’s batting to fire

Burton Latimer captain Damon Hanney believes an improvement in his side’s batting will result in an upturn in their fortunes.

As things stand, Burton are 11th in the NCL Premier Division standings, a mere six points above bottom markers Horton House.

Scoring runs has been a problem all season and Hanney wants his top order to put some decent scores on the board, starting with the visit of Brixworth to Hall Field tomorrow.

He said: “We need to start turning 30s into 60s and 70s.

“If we can do that then we can put scores of 180 plus on the board and with the way we bowl, especially on our own ground, they are scores that we think we can defend.”

Elsewhere, there is another heavyweight clash at Avenue Road as leaders Northampton Saints travel to third place Finedon Dolben.

Peterborough, who are 33 points behind the Saints, visit fourth place Old Northamptonians and Rushton, whose vistory over Burton Latimer last weekend, pushed them into fifth spot, host Wollaston.

Bottom markers Horton are entertained by Wellingborough Town and NCCC Academy play host to Stony Stratford at Campbell Park.

In Division One, second place Irthlingborough will seek to protect their unbeaten record when they travel to Geddington.