Delighted coach Karun Jethi believes he has a championship-winning side in the making after the Firsts’ spectacular victory against Hertford on Saturday.
He heaped praise on the outstanding Leather twins, Richard and James, but said victory was down to a team effort.
Now, he wants the players to finish the season on a high as they head into the final five games of their campaign.
Karun said: ‘I felt we were going to do this thing. I knew were going to win, I actually even spoke about it to my wife the night before that game that we were going to win this one.
‘So far this season, it’s not one individual, not just one or two guys, it is the entire team performing in turns.
‘This is a sign of a championship team in making. So far, we have shown that we have the confidence to control a game but it was just the matter of finishing it off but this game we have proved that we can finish it if we put our heart and soul into beating the best.
‘After losing to the bottom team, there is nothing better than beating the one on top.
‘I’m very happy for the boys as they have worked hard since the start of the season and this is a much-deserved win.
‘I want them to treasure this moment but, at same time, I want them to concentrate on marching forward building on this momentum and finishing season on high.
‘I am thrilled with the resilience of this team, which managed to win, although their opponents were generally viewed to be the favourites.
‘The one thing what really worked for us is that that we have got ourselves into so many tough situations this season and, subsequently, have worked on how to manage it and that have really helped us to win this game.
‘Last week, I asked one man to step up and be the hero but my request’s been answered by the whole team, especially Richard and Jimmy Leather with their amazing performances, ‘But, as I have always said, it’s a team game and they couldn’t have done this without the support of others. So, well done to whole team for this fantastic performance.
‘It was a much-deserved win for skipper Charlie Randall, who has worked very hard with this young group and showed day in and day out the signs of being a great captain for KPCC in the coming years by maturity he has shown.
‘Not once have I seen his head down after any loss as he believed in his team and he worked hard for the result he got.
‘Finally our batting, bowling and fielding have worked together in one game. One batsman batted throughout and others batted around him. One bowler bowled an outstanding spell while others supported him with equally good spells.
‘We were vocal on the field, threw ourselves around to stop that boundary and took every catch that came our way. Everyone believed in themselves and each other and that’s what I wanted from day one.
‘Now that we have five games left, it’s time to step up through the gears with limited over games approaching.
‘I want more intensity and more commitment during every game and that starts with training sessions. We are now fifth in the table and one win away from third. This weekend can change our season around as other teams will now show us a lot more respect and will fear us as we have defeated the best.
‘As I said before this last session will belong to my boys.’