Not sure how active this place is these days – and I haven’t been around for a while, but it would be interesting to see views on the new season.
A few changes – a few players gone of course, Duckett, Gleeson, Rory – and some new players in – including overseas players a plenty, and, slightly oddly I thought, Luke Wood signed on load a few days ago. Is Hutton not fit? Because with Sanderson, Buck, Hutton, Blessing, Holder – I thought we were pretty well covered for the start of the season.
Anyway – a decent workout against the Durham students last week – tons for Newton and Cobb and useful runs for Curran, Keogh. Worrying the Levi and Rossington didn’t score, especially the latter as he seems nailed on to be the keeper. Wickets all round too for Sando, Blessing, Buck, Procter and Keogh.
So we start tomorrow against Middlesex. Holder has arrived so should play – and I presume Wood will play too. So maybe something like: Newton, Curran, Vasconcelos, Wakes, Keogh, Holder, Rossington, Wood, Hutton/Blessing, Buck, Sando?
I presume Cobb will mainly be seen as a one day player – ditto Levi.
I was very pleased to see the whole fat lad culture exposed for what it was/is by Wakely in recent interviews. Good to read new emphasis on fitness, professionalism and a winning attitude. Whether that transposes to the pitch and results we shall see. I sure hope so.
I see Newton is VC for the champ and Cobb for one dayers too.
Good luck to the team.