A thoroughly enjoyable and productive season was had in the first eleven. As a team we have made great re-building strides and to finish 3rd in the league was a very creditable performance and shows the progress we have made.
With the bat James Williams led the way and to have James back at the club is a considerable and welcome boost. Good contributions also came from Will Pascall, David Jenkins, Jeremy Bond and Russell Lodge. The wickets were equally shared about, but a stand out performer for me was Tom Lamb, who in my opinion is the best new ball bowler in the division. Good wickets were also picked up by Tom Bright, Jeremy Bond, Cameron Walker and Tom Clist, who’s decision to revert to left arm spin really was an inspired one. The fielding returned to the standard we have always prided ourselves on and the team spirit amongst the boys was second to none.
As I'm sure you are all aware, after many seasons at the helm, I have finally, finally decided for the last time to stand down as first team skipper. If someone had advised me at the start of the season I was to only lose one game (James lost 2 in my absence) I would of said "yep that's us promoted" which was my aim in my final season. Unfortunately due to an opposition Test player and a team who lost 7 games but still finished above us, it was not meant to be.
One thing I am sure about is this current crop of youngsters is the best I have ever seen at the club and we really do need to encourage and hold onto these guys if we want to be successful. If we can, I am convinced good things lie ahead with a return to the league I believe we belong in and finally the long awaited trip to Lords in the VK.
On conclusion I would like to thank the committee for all their support over the years; the tea ladies who continue to produce the best; all scorers who have helped out; but most importantly the players who all ensured my time as skipper was made easy but also highly enjoyable,
Once again Thanks guys.
Best wishes Dan.
|James Williams||13||13||3||639||109*||63.9||4||1||0||127.2||0(0.0 %)|
|Dave Jenkins||14||14||4||430||84||43||3||0||1||72.18||0(0.0 %)|
|Jeremy Bond||14||13||3||330||76*||33||3||0||1||104.8||1(7.69 %)|
|Russell Lodge||14||14||1||295||44||22.7||0||0||0||74.09||0(0.0 %)|
|William Pascall||11||11||1||213||80||21.3||2||0||0||40.15||0(0.0 %)|
|Imraj Heer||8||6||0||79||24||13.2||0||0||1||68.83||2(33.33 %)|
|William Johnson||4||4||0||62||58||15.5||1||0||0||41.61||0(0.0 %)|
|Calum Burnstone||10||8||2||56||15||9.33||0||0||0||100||2(25.0 %)|
|Rupert Crockett||4||3||0||55||36||18.3||0||0||0||102.1||1(33.33 %)|
|Cameron Walker||6||4||1||52||26*||17.3||0||0||0||41.38||2(50.0 %)|
|Daniel Watson||12||6||1||30||11||6||0||0||2||64.71||6(100.0 %)|
|Tom Clist||9||6||1||26||10*||5.2||0||0||1||46.51||3(50.0 %)|
|Thomas Lamb||10||6||3||23||10||7.67||0||0||0||44.19||4(66.67 %)|
|Jack Ticehurst||2||2||1||17||11*||17||0||0||0||31.58||0(0.0 %)|
|Colin Sinkins||4||4||0||11||10||2.75||0||0||2||5.88||0(0.0 %)|
|Matt Watson||4||4||0||8||4||2||0||0||2||50||0(0.0 %)|
|William MacKenzie||1||1||0||6||6||6||0||0||0||25||0(0.0 %)|
|Tom Bright||12||5||3||2||1||1||0||0||1||13.33||7(140.0 %)|
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