HADLEIGH & Thundersley will be seeking their first success of the Premier Division season this weekend.

Hadleigh slumped to the foot of the table following Saturday’s 57-run defeat to Chingford.

And skipper Adam Dobson is seeking an improved display at Wanstead & Snaresbrook tomorrow.

“For me the performance is more important than the result this weekend,” said Dobson.

“Obviously we want to pick up as many points as possible and we know we can push any team in this league but we need to focus on an improved performance.

“That will then bring us some confidence back, just in time for the limited overs fixtures where we feel we are stronger.”

Billericay will also be bidding for victory this weekend after suffering their first Premier Division defeat of the season when they head to Hornchurch tomorrow.

Billericay lost by 198 runs to Wanstead & Snaresbrook last time out.

But skipper Lee Knight is expecting another tricky test this weekend.

“We have another tricky fixture away against last year’s champions tomorrow,” said Knight, whose side sit fifth in the standings.

“But it’s important not to dwell on our defeat too much and just look to get back to the level of cricket we have been playing.

“Our start to the season barring Saturday has been good.

“We weren’t at our best on Saturday and we were uncharacteristically sloppy in the field.

“We dropped a few chances which, against class batsmen, you can’t afford to do but it’s all about the next game now.”

In Division One tomorrow, Southend & EMT head to Loughton.

Last time out, Southend secured their first victory of the new term as they saw off Upminster by nine wickets.

And captain Scott Simmons is keen to build on the triumph.

“The important factor going forward now is availability to enable us to keep pushing forward and competing in every game,” said Simmons.

“But, whoever is playing, the plans are simple. Do the basics right, play with a smile on your face and the rest will take care of itself.”