THE rebuilding of the Hamilton Cricket Club team is on track as the club looks to the future with the promotion of so many of its young stars who are still playing at the junior level.
With such a young team I did not expect the side to win a match this summer, but they have done well to win their last two games.
Even though they sit in seventh place on the Bendigo Bank premiership ladder, they are in fourth spot on the One-Day Shield ladder and an outside chance of reaching the final of that competition if they can win their next two games and results in other matches go their way.
An often used saying in cricket is that a side should have a mixture of youth and experience and Hamilton has this in “spades.”
The club has given new skipper Anthony Read the chance to pave the way for the Hamilton CC to rebuild their proud tradition of winning premierships with the likes of Cam Templeton and Robbie Cook, who along with Read, are the guiding lights for so many young players.
Read has finally been handed the reins of the side after a career of support given to the many captains who have come before him.
The veteran leg spinner has a wealth of cricket knowledge and along with Robbie Cook is the perfect man to lead this inexperienced group of youngsters.
Full story in The Spectator on Tuesday, December 31, 2013.