Winter training goes well at Bomarsund Cricket Club

Bomarsund Cricket Club first team captain Colin Thornton said the club’s winter training sessions have been successful so far.

The netting sessions have been up and running for five weeks and they have seen a mixture of senior and junior players, with a few new faces looking to make a name for themselves.

Thornton said: “The nets have been very successful so far due to the volume of people that have attended and the enthusiasm that the guys have shown.”

Second team vice-captain Tom More is also pleased with the attendance of the sessions thus far, and is hoping this will continue in the weeks leading up to the new season.

Along with Thornton and More, wicket-keeper Chris Scott, paceman Liam Besford and batsman Sam Thornton have attended the sessions, whilst David Crowe and Andrew McDonnell are hoping to make a breakthrough this season.

More said: “We have had a good turnout to the nets so far, with a mixture of senior and juniors, there is a lot of good cricketers coming along.”

Thornton led the first team to promotion into the premier division last season, and he is wanting the side to “enjoy their cricket” and to “bring younger players through”.

More added: “Fingers crossed, the new players will be able to come into our league and hit the ground running, and hopefully it will be a good year for them.

“The first team’s priority is to survive in the [NCL] premier division this season.

“If we can enjoy playing cricket, then we will play good cricket, and if we play good cricket, then we will be successful.”

Both the first and second team are up against Bates Cottages Cricket Club in their first games of the new season on April 18, with the latter facing a trip to Bates Welfare.