MARTINSTOWN captain Ed Nichols is looking for a repeat performance of his side’s win over Swanage when they travel to Stalbridge in the Dorset Funeral Plan Premier league tomorrow (1pm).

Needing just one point to guarantee their Premier League survival, Nichols feels “confident” that if his players can bat out 50 overs they can win the majority of their games.

But the skipper is not underestimating Stalbridge, who hit 310 runs against Shroton last weekend.

He told Echosport: “I think Stalbridge will always give you a challenge. We’re not going to switch off otherwise it’s going to be a long day.

“They scored 300 at Shroton last week but I’m confident in our bowling to avoid that situation.

“We have got a good amount of momentum and a good amount of confidence. I think it was nice to see the Swanage game where we batted 50 overs.

“If we bat 50 overs we’re going to be looking at 200-plus. I think last time (against Stalbridge) we probably didn’t turn up with the bat.

“We have to dig in and trust ourselves. If we bat 50 overs I’m confident we’ll win most of our games but that hasn’t been the case this year.”

Martinstown are set to welcome back Sam Kershaw and Fraser Hill to the side, but Chris Read, Ryan Chase and George Pope are to miss out.

Commenting on his team selection Nichols admitted his side had been “disrupted” by having to make three changes.

n Martinstown Seconds face Witchampton Seconds in County Division Five at Lower Ashton Farm tomorrow.