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2 May 2013

Things looking up at Steyning...


 

Having lost last year's opening bowler to a Premier League club after he got into the Sussex Academy, we needed to strengthen the Steyning squad this year.   And things weren't looking ideal until the last week or two when it's all started to come together!   So on Saturday we have our new "overseas" player, Ramesh Subasinghe, playing alongside Owain Jones, who is currently playing against Worcestershire for Oxford UCCE.   ("Overseas" isn't really accurate - he's registered as an overseas player, but lives in Barnet).
 
Owain won't play that many games given other commitments, but Ramesh will be around for all matches assuming he stays fit, and he comes with his friend Sunil Bhatt who can only play every other week, due to work commitments (Sunil's not an overseas player).   Two weeks ago Sunil scored 52 off 33 balls for Horsham v Eastbourne before choosing to join us, so that's certainly encouraging.
 
From nowhere it looks like we'll have a pretty strong side if the rest of the squad sort out their availability (people going to watch football in the cricket season still drives me insane!!).   Ramesh bowls 80mph apparently so I just hope I can cling on to the odd slip catch when the league starts on Saturday!   And check out the backdrop we'll be playing against....

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4 comments:

Ed said...

I see our ex-player Sam started well for Sussex 2s....

Ed said...

A satisfactory start to the season!

Peter Lamb said...

If the first game is typical you're going to need a lot of "thanks for coming" prizes this season!

Ed said...

Sadly I don't think it will be typical, but here's hoping. Owain can only play half a dozen games or so, but him after a rapid (by our standards) opening bowler certainly gives us an excellent bowling attack. I am all for sitting with my pads on and watching the openers knock the runs off each week as I did this week (I was due to bat 3).