Honiton 2nds skipper Lapping stands down

PUBLISHED: 21:27 14 September 2012

Honiton Cricket clubs 2nd team captain Andrew Lapping has decided to step down.

After eight years with the team, including a further two years as skipper of the Honiton 1st XI, he has decided now is the right time for a change.

He said: “Now that the 2nd team are in the highest division they have ever been in and are seemingly safe in that division, I feel vindicated in stepping aside to let someone else have a go. But for availability issues and of course the miserable weather it’s conceivable we could even have finished as high as fourth which would have been quite an achievement. I have decided that after a decade of being in charge of one team or the other it’s now time for me to step aside and concentrate on just playing, and for someone to bring fresh idea’s to the team.”

He continued: “I will of course continue to play and help the club move forward and will support whoever takes over the post. When everyone is available we have one the best squads around the area and with a couple new additions I’m sure both teams will compete again next year.”

He concluded: “It’s been a pleasure to have worked with all the people I over the years and I’d like to say a big thanks to those who have helped me, especially my wife who has had to put up with all the highs and lows of my being a cricket captain!”

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