After ten years at ODCC, I am honoured and feel privileged to be Captain of such a talented team for my first, full season. Last year, despite the challenges and constraints of the Coronavirus pandemic, we had an amazing season which included reaching the Finals of the Home Counties Cup and the Bernard Tollett T20 Competition. This year our aim is for promotion to the Home Counties Premier League First Division, which we are more than capable of achieving.
With the addition of a few new players to our ever-strengthening squad, I believe that with hard work and determination that the team shows, our promotion target is well within our reach. We have a good balance within the squad of promising youngsters and more experienced players. In addition, we are welcoming Tom Sole, a Scottish international player, to Downs this year to bring his batting and bowling skills to boost our performances.
I am really looking forward to the 2021 season and know that the 1st XI also can’t wait to get back out and play the sport we all love.