During the off season the East Grinstead 4s picked up a host of silverware at the joint West and Central Sussex awards night held at the county ground in Brighton. Having had an almost faultless season (only losing one of their 11 matches during the regular season) the fourth team were crowned champions of their division.
Commenting on the award Captain of the 4s, Simon Cannell, said “2018 was almost the prefect season for our team. Not only did we have fantastic results on the pitch we also had a brilliant time playing together as a team. What was noticeable to me was that our results came from exactly the same team we have played with in the last 2 years so all credit must go to the set-up, coaching and excellent facilities at we have here at East Grinstead”.
It’s the Sons Wot Won It
One of the main features of the 4th team is that it is mainly made up of younger players who are transitioning from playing ‘junior’ cricket into open company against adults. It was quite fitting that one of our regular ‘lads’, Oliver C, went up to pick up the award on the night. He said “ It was a real honour to get the trophy for winning our division this year. Having just got back from a school cricket tour of South Africa I know that the experience of playing against adults over the last few years has really helped me face faster bowling and given me the confidence to play against older players”.
All systems go for 2019
Now we have the chance to play in a higher division 2019 is looking set to be a hugely exciting season for the 4th team. So much so that due to high demand we are going to be fielding an extra team next year – one to play in the regular division and additionally one to play in the 20/20 Sunday competition.
If anyone has any interest in playing for the team please contact East Grinstead club or Simon directly at : firstname.lastname@example.org