Danny Cash has conceded that there will be plenty of ‘personal pride’ at stake when his Garboldisham side comes up against Diss tomorrow afternoon (1pm), writes Liam Apicella.
It will be the first time Garboldisham have faced their rivals from down the A1066 in the league, having only gained promotion to the Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Cricket Alliance Premier Division last season.
“Although we have to try to treat it like any other game, there is no getting away from the fact that it is a pretty big day,” said skipper Cash.
“It is a derby, but it will be important not to put too much pressure on ourselves.
“They have a lot of guys that we know and that is where personal pride comes into play.
“You do not want to get bowled out by a mate, so if you cannot get motivated for that, there is something wrong.”
Four wins from their opening eight games means that Garby are joint third heading into the clash with Diss.
However, Cash has stressed that survival in the top flight remains the club’s number one priority.
“At the start all we wanted to do was ensure we were in the league next season and that is still the case,” he added.
“There are some teams below us that you would expect to string some wins together and maybe move above us.
“It has been a great start, but we cannot rest on that.”