CRICKET: Hadleigh & Thundersley head to Hornchurch in the Premier Division of the Essex League tomorrow.

Hadleigh are currently third in the standings, one place and 13 points higher than their opponents.

And skipper Sam Handley is looking for another fine showing against a Hornchurch side who could include former Essex and Pakistan bowler Mohammed Amir in their line up.

“Hornchurch are always a tough opponent and they won the treble before Covid,” said Handley.

“We had a convincing win against them earlier in the season but with test players like Mohammed Amir at their disposal they could be a very different test.”

However, Hadleigh will head into the game on a high after drawing with table-topping Wanstead last time out.

And Handley is keen to keep on challenging the teams above Hadleigh in the standings.

“I think for us after the result at the weekend we just have to keep putting the pressure on Wanstead,” said Handley.

“Hopefully they make a mistake and we capitalise.

“I’m proud of the boys and the way we have played the last couple of weeks, we are still in the hunt for the league and we have to think that every Saturday."

In Division One, Billericay will be looking to continue their push for promotion when they head to sixth placed Harold Wood.

Billericay, who were relegated from the Premier Division last term, are currently third in the table and sit 12 points behind second placed Upminster.

Wickford have found life in Division One far tougher this season following their promotion from Division Two last term and are bottom of the table having triumphed just once in their opening nine games of the campaign.

They face another tough looking test tomorrow too as they host table-topping Buckhurst Hill who are currently 18 points clear.

In Division Two, Westcliff are still well placed for promotion and sit third in the standings, just six points behind second placed Epping.

Westcliff will be hoping to close that gap this weekend as they host bottom of the table Harlow.

Leigh on Sea are second from bottom in the table but beat Benfleet by seven wickets last time out and will now be looking to build on that win at home to fourth placed Oakfield Parkonians tomorrow.

Elsewhere in Division Two, fifth placed Old Southendian & Southchurch host Benfleet who are seventh.