The new players, the ones to watch and the 2021 predictions for all the local cricket clubs

The ins, the outs, the players to watch and the 2021 predictions for all the local cricket clubs.

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 4:00 pm
Saranga Rajaguru in action for March Town. Photo: Pat Ringham.
Saranga Rajaguru in action for March Town. Photo: Pat Ringham.

BOURNE

Lincs Premier Division

Captain: Courtney Kruger

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Stuart Dockerill bowling for Castor CC.

Ins: Ben Wright, Brandon Diplock.

One to watch: If Diplock’s pedigree susggests anything it’s that he will perform strongly at this level.

Club comment: ‘We can challenge for the title,” said Kruger.

PT prediction: Serious title contenders.

CASTOR

Cambs Division Two

Captain: Reece Smith.

Ins: No-one, although apparent 2020 loan signings Marcus Papworth and Connor Parnell have signed on permanently.

Outs: Aiden Steels.

One to watch: ‘Stu Dockerill. Sets the tone with the ball every week, and he’s getting better and better with the bat down the order,’ said Smith,

Club comment: “If we can carry on after a good 2020, who knows? It looks a strong league, but top half minimum for us,”said Smith.

PT prediction: Mid-table.

MARCH TOWN

Cambs Division One

Captain: Andrew Wright

Ins: David Haslegrave.

One to watch: ‘Andrew George showed his class in a half season last year. I expect runs from him this season. He’s also one of the top ‘keepers in the league,’ said Wright.

Club comment: ‘We are aiming for top 4 especially with the return of all-rounder Saranga Rajaguru,’ Wright.

PT prediction: Play-off possibles.

MARKET DEEPING

Lincs Premier Division

Captain: James Hook

Ins: Zeeshan Manzoor, Meli Adatia, Ali Sharpe.

One to watch: Manzoor struggled at Northants Premier Division level, but he might enjoy the small boundaries on his latest home ground.

Club comment: ‘Mid-table is the aim,” said Hook.

PT prediction: Bottom half.

OUNDLE TOWN

Northants Premier Division

Captain: Mark Hodgson

Ins: Possible overseas batsman.

Outs: Dan Robinson (injured, one month).

One to watch: Conor Craig is a dashing all-round talent with bat and ball as well as a star fielder. He’s always exciting to watch.

Club comment: ‘I’m confident we will be right up there,” said Hodgson.

PT prediction: Fifth.

PETERBOROUGH TOWN

Northants Premier Division

Captain: David Clarke

Ins: No-one

Outs: Mohammed Danyaal

One to watch: ‘Josh Smith has been top class for two seasons, but he’s still improving,’ said Clarke.

Club prediction: ‘The hat-trick is on!” said Clarke

PT prediction: Top two.

STAMFORD TOWN

Cambs Division One

Captain: Tom Williams.

Ins: Vamshi Parvathaneni, Lewis Spice, Zak Chappell (hopefully on an occasional basis!).

One to watch: Zak Chappell is far too good for the Cambs League, but skipper Williams believes Tim Juggins could shine. ‘He always raises his game gainst the top teams. He will have a big season with bat and ball,” said Williams.

Club comment: ‘We are confident we can finish mid-table if we play to our best,” said Williams.

PT prediction: A struggle ahead unless Chappell really does turn up.

UFFORD PARK

Cambs Division Two.

Captain: Joe Harrington

Ins: No-one, but a hope the Agnew brothers will be play more often.

One to watch: ‘Harry Stephenson has been working hard on his game and we’re looking for some big performance sfrom him with bat and ball,’ said Harrington.

Club prediction: Harrington is confident of a top-half finish.

PT prediction: Bottom half finish.

WISBECH TOWN

Cambs Division One.

Captain: James Williams

Ins: Josh Bowers

One to watch: ‘George Gowler a quick bowler now attached to Northants Academy,’ Williams.

Club prediction: “I believe we will make the play-offs (top four),” Williams

PT prediction: Top half

Unfortunately no information was received from Cambs Division One side Ramsey.