- Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:47 am
So, the end of another season. Firstly, a big congratulations to the club for winning promotion to Div 1. A great achievment and really gave the fans something to get behind and believe in at the end of the season.
We had a wretched one day season and first half of the champ and I was very critical of the team and decision making. Much of that remains. Despite us winning promotion, I felt more detatched from the team than at any point in my 30 plus years of support. Some of that came from the number of players we used, the continous stream of loan signings, the lack of young players being persisted with etc. The change of Captain in the champ certainly seems to have made a difference. Things took off from that point on. Player wise, Sanderson was hugely responsible for our success, but was well supported by Hutton in particular - with others chipping in well, like Buck, Berg at the end, and Procter. The batting was still largely underwhelming. Players like Wakely and Newton (19 innings and an average of 23) are still nowhere near consistent enough. keogh improved (but still only averaged 33) and Rossington did well. And we achieved promotion without our best batsman - Vasconcelos. I am glad we persisted with Curran at the end of the season, even though he struggled to score. The batting remains a big concern - especially against Div 1 bowling attacks. We really need to strengthen. Some players surely have had thier time - Levi in particular. An overseas bat would seem a priority for next year - along with a seamer and a spinner. Those are the three players I would look to bring in.