Thursday, April 19

2nd XI - PREVIEW 2007

Well its nearly time till the new season kicks off, We have quite a few new players hitting the club this season all will be pushing for a place in the team, but where there's new players we were hit by the loss of Matt Cotton who joined Brooksbottoms during pre season.

I am targeting 30 wickets or more this season as i now have no restrictions on overs that i can bowl and i also aim to establish myself as number 8/9 batter. This season alot of people need to make improvements, Matt Hunt has a training course with Yorkshire CCC behind him and we hopefully can look forward to seeing matt get some runs behind him and hopefully a few wickets, Phil McManus looks more comfortable in nets hopefully he can take that to the crease with him, Nick Fletcher needs to become a little less expensive with the ball and get more runs this season and i dont think i need to mention Rowdy! he has to forget about the last 2 seasons, this season is a new season and he has to get his confidence up and stop losing his head. Andy Smiths bowling has improved and hopefully will keep improving. Fielding wise we need to be more tight! Take our catches and get our bodys behind the ball no matter what. Last season catching was a big factor in where we finnished in the table, i am one of them that needs to improve on that count as well! I'd say only 2 people who played consistantly well in the field last season would be Phil McManus and Matt Hunt who both fielded well on a regular basis. Obviously alot this season will depend on player availabillity and who ends up in the first team at certain points but hopefully things will be alot better this season. we are a stronger team this season than we was last season even with out Matt Cotton!