From the 2nd XI Captain
Following the success of our 2015 season, NMCC 2nd XI will start as one of the favourites for the Premier League title in 2016. The core of our 2015 team remains, and we have made some handy signings over the winter months. As always our colts will be fundamental to our success, and the experience they gained last year will prove extremely beneficial.
One of the secrets to our success has been the aggressive brand of cricket we endorse and this year’s format changes are likely to play into our hands. Our varied bowling attack and big hitting top order will welcome these changes and I look forward to seeing the boys play their natural games. Having finished 3rd in the table last year, we have had time to reflect on a number of close games which ultimately cost us the league title.
Our winter net attendance has been excellent, and the boys have shown huge improvements over the past 10 weeks. With the youngest squad in the division we will continue to focus a lot on fielding and running between the wickets which should give us an advantage over the more experienced teams. Ultimately we want to win the league, but whatever happens I can guarantee some very entertaining cricket in 2016 and plenty of post-game celebrations.