WGC sides looking for success on the field

PUBLISHED: 14:22 17 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:51 26 October 2009

Aaron Laraman bowling for WGC's 1st XI last summer

Aaron Laraman bowling for WGC's 1st XI last summer

WITH five Saturday league sides, one Sunday league team, one Sunday friendly cricket team, one Sunday Academy XI and eight junior teams, WGC CC will be hoping for yet more success on the pitch this coming season. The club is gearing itself for the 2008 ca

WGC's players celebrate the fall of a wicket

WITH five Saturday league sides, one Sunday league team, one Sunday friendly cricket team, one Sunday Academy XI and eight junior teams, WGC CC will be hoping for yet more success on the pitch this coming season.

The club is gearing itself for the 2008 campaign after spending over £20,000 on improving the facilities at Digswell Park, with the bulk of the money going on the new all-weather nets and a modern electronic scoreboard.

The facilities will be enjoyed by all the WGC teams, who, under the coaching of former Middlesex medium fast bowler Jamie Hewitt, will have a fantastic opportunity for improvement.

The Saturday 1st XI will be hoping for more success following their promotion to the Home Counties Premier League Cricket Division One - the highest standard of club cricket in England.

Martin James' team begin the season with a trip to Henley on May 10.

The 2nd XI under the captaincy of Chris Molyneux will be hoping to improve upon their mid-table finish in the Saracens League Division Two last time around.

Such is the strength in class at WGC, the 2nds come up against many 1st XIs in the league.

Molyneux said: "Pre-season has gone really well, and we are all happy with the improvements that have been made.

"It's all about blooding the youngsters in the 2nds, and I feel we have a good nucleus there this season.

"We are looking to improve on last season and hopefully finish above Potters Bar 2nds!"

First up for Molyneux's men is a home match against Northchurch on Saturday, May 3.

The newly-promoted 3rd XI under the captaincy of Steve Willis begin life in Saracens League Division Six following last summer's promotion.

They face Letchworth 3rds in their opening fixture on May 3.

Stuart Primarolo will captain the 4ths this season in Division 11 after finishing the last campaign comfortably in mid-table.

They will be looking to push on and improve on that position this time round and face an away game at Old Camdenians in their opener.

WGC 5ths will be led by Kevin Hyatt. Having won promotion last season to Division 13 in their first season, they will be looking to climb the ladder once more.

They start off with a home match against Shenley Village 4ths on May 10.


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