Captain’s Column (Men’s Section) July 2010

Already we  are half way through the season and as Captain I could not have asked for more, by way of support, than you have all given me this season. The Wilts and S&D squads have played with spirit and determination. Team morale is excellent and as a result we find ourselves well placed in both evening leagues.

The Wilts squad currently holds a very creditable 6th position with every chance of a top 5 place at the end of the season.

The S&D squad sit at the top of the table having played 11 and won 11. The second half of the season will be an even bigger challenge, but we now have the momentum to go on and win the league for the first time in our history.

A special mention for those who have represented the club in the County Middleton Cup team and also in the South West Counties squads, Paul Stokes, Richard Young and Kevin Carter who is also in the Green keepers Final. This is a tremendous achievement and demonstrates what a small club, with average bowlers, is capable of when everyone is working as a team. We have produced an England  player in the past (Neil Hope) and we certainly have the potential to do it again.

Well done and thank you to eveyone in the Men’s section and good luck for the rest of the season in whatever competitions you may have entered.