Bomarsund captain looking to take ‘one game at a time’

Bomarsund first team captain Colin Thornton won’t be looking too far ahead this season as his side look to bounce back after suffering relegation last year.

The firsts lost their last four games last season, but that was soon forgotten after an impressive opening day victory against Berwick to kick-start the new campaign.

Both the first and second team games were abandoned at the weekend due to the adverse weather conditions, and Thornton was left frustrated after no play was possible after the opening day win against Berwick.

“All we can do is use the old cliché and take one game at a time, Stobswood are a good side and a strong side,” he said.

“It was expected after the weather that we had on Friday. It is frustrating because we had a good start to the season, but due to the weather, it was out of our hands.

“It was definitely good to get the first win, there was some good performances from Adam McTaggart and Dan Robinson, who were both back into the first team.

“We are still early in the season, so the game being off doesn’t affect us a great deal.”

Thornton expressed his desire to improve the “all round” aspect of the side this season, especially batsmen getting in and going on to get runs.

“We want more batsmen to contribute with scores, and we need more bowlers to take wickets.

“It was good to be back out, but it was more pleasing to see the performances from certain players because they are the future of this club.”

Over the last few seasons, the player development at Bomarsund has saw many second team players go on and represent the first team, and this season will be no different, according to Thornton.

“That is what we want, we want to bring juniors through into our second team and then on into the first team down the line.

“There is plenty of places up for grabs in both the first and second team.”

“We are looking to give youngsters a chance this season, Adam Gardiner is 14-year-old and he played for the first team in the opening game.”

“We are going to see what he can do with the bat and the ball, he bowled very well against Berwick.”

The first team will welcome Stobswood to the Welfare on Saturday, while the second team will be looking to get their season underway, after their opening two games were abandoned, they are away to Blue Flames.