COLCHESTER and East Essex Cricket Club are on course for promotion back to the Shepherd Neame Essex League top flight – but player-coach Jonny Bassett-Graham is looking no further than tomorrow’s top-of-the-table clash with Fives and Heronians.

Darren Eckford’s are riding high at the top of division one with four games remaining and are in a strong position to go up.

Colchester are in good as they head into this weekend’s home game against second-placed Fives and Heronians, who lie 18 points off top spot.

However, Bassett-Graham insists they will be looking no further than tomorrow’s game, which could go a long way to determining their fate this season.

Bassett-Graham said: “We’re ahead in the league at the moment but we have some tough games to finish the summer.

“We’ll certainly not be getting too far ahead of ourselves.

“We have to make sure that we keep playing good cricket and if we can do that, fingers crossed we can do it.

“They’re all big games – I don’t like to look too far ahead.

“I still think most sides in our league can beat each other on the day.

“We know that if we don’t play our best cricket then we’re vulnerable and that’s why we just have to focus on one game at a time.

“We’re not too worried about who we’re playing – it’s just about your own performance and we’re confident that we’ll be there or thereabouts if we perform the way we know we can.

“Fives and Heronians are playing some good cricket and have had a fantastic season, so far.

“But as always, we’ll just worry about doing the right things and getting some rewards.”

Colchester have three games remaining after taking on Fives and Heronians.

They will also face Shenfield, Woodford Wells and Upminster, before the end of the season.

Colchester's second team are also in action tomorrow.

Andrew Kennedy's side travel to play Hutton, in Shepherd Neame Essex League second XI division one.