When I took over the reins as Saturday captain there was only one goal and thanks to a cracking bunch of lads the season has achieved what it set out to achieve, that being promotion back to the “big time”.
On a cricketing note, it was great to see that we managed to play a lot more cricket than 2012 and overall it was a great first season for me to be in charge.
The start of the season couldn’t have been better, winning the first 9 games of the season (Harry Stevens carving batting line ups apart)! A stumble in the middle losing key games against Poulton, Avening and Cherington and Andoversford, meant the title was out of our grasp.
A nervy win against Oaksey, a recovery from 2-4 to chase down 135 (thanks to Big Jarv – cementing his batting award) and a cancelled final game was enough to secure second place.
Thank you to all the guys that have made themselves available, those who helped with ground work and especially those ladies who made some fabulous teas!
Division 1 looks strong next year so we look forward to some fun but tough games next year! Let’s make it a successful 2014.
Editor’s note – Re the team photo above, was Harry away with the fairies or just dreaming of a bowler’s award?? Oh and the pink headline has nothing to do with certain ‘goings on’ this season