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Garboldisham's winter signing Craig Estlea confident side will be competitive in the Norfolk Cricket Alliance Premier Division this term



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Garboldisham’s new signing Craig Estlea is hoping he will be able to cash in on the fact he is somewhat of an unknown quantity in the Norfolk Cricket Alliance Premier Division this season.

The experienced all-rounder has spent the majority of his playing days turning out in the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship for Woolpit and Worlington.

However, he has decided to switch into Norfolk for the 2021 campaign and is keen to make an impression.

Craig Estlea has joined Garboldisham from Worlington. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Craig Estlea has joined Garboldisham from Worlington. Picture: Mark Bullimore

“Garboldisham got in touch and it felt like a good move to make at this stage,” he said. “It’s a different league and a bit of a fresh start.

“It was tough in a way to leave Worlington but the team there had started to disband a little bit so it was a little easier in that sense.

“I don’t know much about a lot of the teams in Garboldisham’s league, but at the same time they might not know much about me.

“Hopefully I can help the side out by scoring a lot of runs while the opposition gets used to how I play.

“Everyone at the club has made me feel very welcome and I’m looking forward to the next few months.”

Estlea is linking up with a side that finished just one place above the Premier Division’s relegation zone the last time a full competitive campaign took place in 2019, although they were more than 40 points clear of second-from-bottom Diss.

Nevertheless, he is confident Garboldisham will be battling higher up the table this time around.

“The target is to win as many games as we possibly can,” added Estlea.

“If you win one and then two, you start to get on a bit of a run and momentum builds from there with a winning mentality.

“We’ve got a good squad together and I think we could be looking at finishing in the top four or five.”

Garboldisham will get started tomorrow when Fakenham will be the visitors to The Langley (12pm).



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