MARTINSTOWN are facing a ‘must-win’ game as they aim to do the double over Shroton at Lower Ashton Farm in the Dorset Funeral Plan Premier League tomorrow (1pm).

In the reverse fixture earlier this year, Martinstown won by six wickets via the Duckworth Lewis method, and with Shroton 19 points ahead, and Martinstown 22 points ahead of bottom-of-the-table Stalbridge, the match is a big one for Martinstown captain Sam Kershaw.

He told Echosport: “It is kind of a must-win game for where we are in the league. Obviously if they beat us then they make quite a big gap between ourselves and them. Obviously we want to make sure we can close the gap as close as we can to a 20-point win.

“They are 20 points away from us now, obviously if we can win at the weekend, as we said every point is crucial so we are sort of in that mindset now where it is adapting on the day.

“If we are not in a situation to win the game but we are in a situation to get points then we have got to look at that because every point really does matter at the moment.”

Kershaw hopes his side can get the double, noting that they are still looking for their first home win.

He said: “Hopefully we can get the double over them. I think we batted really well the last time we played them. It is always quite a good game, they tend to go hard and up top they always try and dominate. Whether it is necessarily in the correct way is always debatable.

“It is a home game – we are still looking for that first home win.”