NSCC – Premier Preview
Batsman Stephen Baard from Namibia.
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Bowler Tendai Chitongo had an impressive last season, taking 58 wickets. Given his best figures of 8/34, he has the ability to rip through a batting lineup on a good day.
North Shore Cricket Club is starting the season with an eye to improving performance across the board.
“Success is different than purely wins and losses”, says new coach Chris Reid. “Of course, it’s great to win trophies, but that’s not where the focus is. It’s about the process, improving week-by-week.”
The team will again battle with limited availability of their marquee players. Otherwise it is a pretty settled squad who have played together for the past couple of seasons.
“We have real depth in the squad, that’s the thing I’m most happy about as a coach,” says Reid.
North Shore won’t be giving away the aggressive brand of cricket that saw them T20 champions last year. “We’ve had great success with that in the shorter formats, and I think we have the players to bring that to other formats as well.”
“Two-day cricket is still the pinnacle” says Reid, “We’re pretty focused on getting the team back to the Headly Howarth Championship.”