Feniton skipper excited at prospect of some big games this season

PUBLISHED: 08:15 04 May 2018 | UPDATED: 08:15 04 May 2018

Picture: Thinkstock

Picture: Thinkstock

DAVID MARIUZ

Feniton skipper Mark Salter is looking forward to seeing how his side fare in the C Division East this season.

The Acland Park men launch their campaign on Saturday at home to Alphington and then meet the first of the three 2nd XIs they will play in league cricket this season – Budleigh Salterton – at their Ottermouth home the week after.

Salter says that Feniton will be unchanged to last year as they have lost no players and neither have they recruited any new blood. The skipper says: “It’s a case of same old, same old, but that is most certainly not a negative. We will be once again going with 16-year-old Jack Tucker with the new ball and Jack’s dad, Graham, and I will be the regular openers in terms of our batting.”

There is one area that Salter is very keen to see improved on recent years, something he explained, saying: “Availability is certainly a huge thing for us. In recent years we have failed to get a consistent strong side out and that has hit us. When we field the side we want to put out I feel we can be a match for anyone at our level and I will be looking for greater consistency in availability this time round.”

As for the all-in nature of the C Division and the inclusion of Sidmouth, Exeter and Budleigh 2nd XIs, Salter says: “It’s a great opportunity for us to enjoy the experience of playing at some new grounds in terms of our league cricket and I think we will see a rising in the general standard, which has to be good for everyone involved. I am sure the players will relish the matches against those 2nd XI teams – as indeed I hope they relish and embrace all our league games this coming season.”

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