CHESHAM CC might be drifting away at the foot of the Home Counties League Division Two table, but that has taken nothing off captain James Day’s typically Australian confidence and positivity.

His side made just 76 in a nine-wicket defeat to runaway leader Reading last weekend and are now 22 points behind second-from-bottom Great and Little Tew.

But Day is still backing his players.

He said: “We’re only one win away from turning it around and I think we are very, very close to getting that win.

“That would put us up with Tew and then one more win and we’re in mid-table.

“We’re a young side and we’re still very bouyant. We’ve got great players that can win a game and everyone is still buzzing.

“Personally, I feel we can be very close to the top half of the table once we start playing our best cricket.”

There was little sign of that last weekend though, when they were inserted on a green wicket and got their comeupance as Reading’s lethal strike bowler Jack Beaven continued his Home Counties rampage with five more wickets coming for just 15 runs.

Matthew Rance provided some resistance with 32 down the order, but eight single-figure scores spelled disaster.

Chesham host Amersham on Saturday.