Squire sets target to beat drop

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Diss Cricket Club captain Phil Squire believes one win from their remaining three games should be enough to ensure their survival in the Dipple and Conway Opticians Norfolk Alliance Premier Division.

The skipper is backing his side to beat the drop by building on Saturday’s seven points taken from a losing draw at league leaders Fakenham.

Diss are sitting dangerously 23 points and two places above the bottom two relegation spots after only winning one of the six games since Squire had his season ended early with a broken thumb sustained in the derby with Old Buckenham.

Bur Squire is confident they can draw on a fighting performance on Saturday to turn things around in time, starting with tomorrow’s home game with mid-table Downham Town (1pm).

“I think one win should possibly do it,” he said.

“We are playing Downham at home which is definitely a winnable game, if we perform to the standard we can.

“We need to pick up as many points as possible though. It is in our hands and we need to make sure we put in the performances to stay in this league, which is where everyone wants to be.”

He praised the batsmen for their dogged display at Fakenham, with David Tooke hitting 97 to ensure a share of the points.

“From what I heard it was a good fighting performance on Saturday, especially from the batsmen, who really dug in,” he said.

Diss host second-placed Sprowston at home before travelling to fourth-placed Old Buckenham in their last two games.