This season the Dorking Cricket Club 3rd XI continued some fine work from the last couple of years and a good pre-season helped with what was achieved in the season ahead.
The new season brought a new look at what the cricket club wanted to achieve in seasons to come, this was to bring more youngsters through the club and end up playing 1st or 2nd team cricket.
With a plan to mix experience and youth, the 3rd team had an average of 3-4 players under 18 and 2-3 in their early 20s. This paid great dividends in the way the team fielded and bowled throughout the season, with the experienced bowlers always stepping up to the plate.
Batting, as ever, was a strong point for the 3rd team, with the experienced players scoring a lot of the runs and the youngsters, when called upon, always stepped up to show they are good enough.
Finishing 2nd was a great achievement for this team and a great stepping stone to push on and achieve good things for Dorking Cricket Club.
The 3rd team are all looking forward to the new season and fingers crossed that Dorking starts to see more youngsters stepping up to the 1st and 2nd team as well.
Updated 10:02 - 4 Apr 2017 by Chris Pike