CLACTON Cricket Club captain Harlan Greig has challenged his in-form players to keep "riding the wave" and make it a hat-trick of victories on Saturday.

After a stuttering start to the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship season, the Seasiders have won their last two second division fixtures and followed up the victory against Sudbury with a four-wicket success at Dunmow on Saturday.

Former skipper Imran Sheikh weighed in with five wickets as the hosts, batting first, were dismissed for 151.

Bradley Pitts then hit a match-winning 70 as Clacton reached their victory target to pocket another precious 20 points.

Next up is Saturday's trip to Tendring neighbours Elmstead.

"It's a great feeling to record back-to-back wins and now we're looking to make it three in a row," said an upbeat Greig.

"It's about riding the wave and that really would put us on a roll.

"There was a bit of early-season dust but we've blown it away in the last couple of weeks.

"We're working hard to iron out wrinkles and want to continue this form.

"It's fantastic that a couple of key players are beginning to find their touch.

"Brad made a match-winning 70, having hit 30 not out the previous week against Sudbury.

"And Imran's such an important player for us.

"After missing out the previous week, it was great to have him back on Saturday.

"He's a really big asset to our team and strong in all three departments - batting, bowling and fielding.

"Our big players are hitting form and that can only help everyone around them, even those who might be struggling.

"It'll give everyone confidence."

While delighted by his side's revival, Greig admits there is still room for improvement.

He knows his team are capable of scoring more runs and lists himself as one of those misfiring with the bat.

However, he is not worrying unduly and remains confident the situation will rectify itself.

"A couple of others, myself included, could be contributed more with the bat but, as I said before, I'm confident that will change," said the South African, who, in addition to playing, coaches cricket in schools, including Clacton County High School and Coastal Academy.

"It's not something to get stressed about and it's not a reflection of our skill levels.

"We're just getting out at the wrong time or playing the wrong shot but if we keep trying to do the right things I'm sure the situation will change."

Clacton, who have now won four of their seven matches, are sixth in the table.

Elmstead are third from bottom and have only won once, losing on five occasions.