IT’S the game of the season - that’s skipper Abdul Hafeez’s verdict on Saturday’s fixture between Moseley and Walmley at Streetsbrook Road.
His Solihull side sit in third place in the Birmingham & District first division, just 15 points behind Walmley and 18 behind league leaders Wombourne with two games left in the season.
“If we are going to win the league or finish in the top two we have got to win on Saturday - it’s the game of the season,” said Hafeez.
“Walmley are probably the best all-round team in the league and it will take a performance from us but we have to be positive. All the pressure is on them, we have nothing to lose and they cannot afford to slip up.”
Moseley go into the match with their attack in fine form, skittling Kenilworth Wardens out for 81 in just 28 overs last weekend.
Tom Watts and Fred Eburah got in among the Kenilworth batsmen early, Watts finishing on five for 30 and Eburah on four for 30.
Earlier the Moseley order had started well with the bat, then slipped, before finishing strongly to end their day on 158.
“We were out of sorts,” said Hafeez, “a little bit under really, when we should really have got 190/200, but we bowled fantastically well.”
Local rivals Dorridge meanwhile are also still in the hunt after defeating Bromsgrove by 35 runs. They face mid-table Shifnal away on Saturday before the season climaxes next weekend in what could be the promotion decider between Dorridge and Moseley.
Elsewhere Berkswell can keep their faint championship hopes alive against Leamington Spa and Knowle & Dorridge play WB Dartmouth in the Premier League.