HADLEIGH & Thundersley will be seeking a fourth Premier Division win in succession when they host Ilford tomorrow.

Hadleigh’s fine form has seen them move up to fourth in the standings.

But skipper Adam Dobson is taking nothing for granted against a struggling Ilford side who are currently second from bottom in the table.

“It’s another big game for us against Ilford and we know we need to win,” said Dobson.

“The league table can be a bit misleading at times. We know how strong a team they are so we won’t be letting complacency creep in.

“But it’s a great chance for us to get four wins in a row and really give ourselves some breathing room with more tough fixtures ahead.”

Hadleigh saw off Chelmsford by seven runs last time out in what Dobson felt was quite a unique game.

“To be honest, it was one of the more ridiculous games I’ve been involved in,” said Dobson.

“Chelmsford outplayed us for the majority of the game but somehow we snatched a victory out of nowhere.

“It’s hugely pleasing for me as it feels like a bit of a bonus to come away with 20 points when we only really performed at the end of the match.”

And the game again saw Hadleigh’s 50-over plan work well as their fine run of form continued. 

“That makes it three on the bounce for us now,” said Dobson.

“It’s so difficult to string results together in this league but I feel like the plans we set out at the start of the 50-over games have worked so I’m very pleased with that.

“We just now need to keep looking forward to the next game and taking each game as it comes.”

Hadleigh batted first and were bowled out for just 156.

Sam Handley top scored with 56 while Luke Smith was the second highest scorer with 25.

However, the low total proved to be enough for Hadleigh as they soon dismissed Chelmsford for just 149.