The Wiltshire County 2nd XI programme got underway in Marlborough last night and the club is delighted to have 4 representatives involved in the set-up for 2018.
Following strong performances for Burbage in 2017, Ollie Lavis, Tom Wallbridge and David Cope have been selected to participate in the 12 week programme whilst Owen Alsop is assisting in the delivery of the sessions.
Ollie finished as the 1st XIs leading wicket-taker last season and is hoping his involvement in the county set-up will benefit not only himself, but the club: “It’s great to be involved and I hope that what I learn will be able to aid team success in the summer, whether that’s Wiltshire or Burbage!”
Similarly, Chairman Tom Wallbridge is equally proud to have been selected: “as a Wiltshire lad born and bred to represent the county has been the goal for a while, this is the first step on that ladder and I am excited to work alongside some talented cricketers. The ultimate aim is to be knocking on the door of the 1st XI come May!”
Captain Cope has already had a taste of Minor County cricket, representing the Wiltshire 1st XI on a handful of occasions in 2016. (The first player in the history of the club to do so!)
Following a phenomenal season with the bat in 2017, he is hoping to spring back into contention for the Minor County side in 2018 and is looking forward to working hard on the programme over the next few months.
All of us at the club extend our congratulations and best wishes to the boys; we hope to see the Red Lion representing the county at some stage this summer!