Aug 7 2010 by Andy Newport, Paisley Daily Express
RENFREW skipper Sajid Majeed has targeted former South African internationalist Jon Kent as the danger man who could finally derail his side’s title hopes this weekend.
The KGV side take on Stewart’s Melville Royal High this afternoon in Edinburgh and will come up against ace cricketer Kent.
The 31-year-old former KwaZulu-Natal all-rounder made his debut for the capital city side last month and, since then, they have notched up four victories in as many games.
Kent, who won two one-day caps for his country against Australia back in 2002, has notched up a pair of centuries and taken numerous wickets for Stewart’s Melville.
Now Majeed has pin-pointed him as the man to be wary of as his men pray for a miracle in their attempt to overtake runaway league leaders Dumfries.
Renfrew sit 18 points adrift of top spot and, with just four games left to play, know they cannot afford any more slip-ups.
Majeed said: “We played Stewart’s Melville earlier this year but they are a different side since then.
“They didn’t have a professional back then but have now signed up Kent.
“He has bagged a couple of centuries and taken plenty of wickets, so he is obviously the danger man. “They have won their last four games with Kent in the side and have moved from the bottom end of the table to a position of safety, so that shows how important he is for them. “When it’s our turn to bowl, we will aim to get him out as quickly as we can.
“I believe we have got the guys who can get him out early doors and push on for a win.”
While Majeed is wary of the opposition’s star man, he is also confident he has enough quality in his own armoury to cause Stewart’s Melville problems. He said: “We have got guys such as our professional Ahmad Said, who has been scoring a lot of runs, while Fida Hussain has been doing just as well. “Zia Ul-Haq is another of our important guys in the batting line-up and we have also got plenty of variety in our bowling attack, so we are confident. “We know we cannot take anything for granted now that Dumfries are so far ahead. We need them to drop points, while we can’t afford to slip up, so we will not be taking any of our opponents lightly.”