Great captains of any sporting code embody certain qualities that guide them to greatness.
Captaincy isn’t simply about being great at the game; it is character and leadership that separates them from the pack.
At Bradman Oval, the Highlands District Cricket Association has appointed four first grade skippers that embody these qualities.
Meet the new look captains of this changing guard:
Hill Top: Alex Debs, Wingello: Grant Pike, Robertson: Nathan Wright, Bowral: Connor Murray.
New Highlands District Cricket Association patron, Graham Watson was in attendance at the announcement while Hill Top Cricket Club’s newly appointed first grade captain, Alex Debs said it felt good to be have been appointed.
“Coming into a new season, I think it will be a good challenge for us. We’re new to the competition and have been out of the competition for a couple of seasons. We’re new again, but we’re ready for the challenge,” Mr Debs said.
Wingello’s Grant Pike, who has previously held the title of captain, said he had big hopes for the team this upcoming season.
“I’ve captained for the last four or five years and coming off the back of a win from the grand final last year, it’ll be good to go another round and hopefully see us go back to back,” Mr Pike said.
We like to go aggressive, we back ourselves and we’re really looking forward to all the new faces.Mitch Wright, Robertson Vice-Captain
Bowral Cricket Club captain, Connor Murray said the team had “developed a good, strong group of players” this year.
“Hopefully, we can push for a chance at the title,” Mr Murray said.
Robertson vice captain, Mitch Wright said spectators should expect an aggressive approach from captain Nathan Wright this year.
“We like to go aggressive, we back ourselves and we’re really looking forward to all the new faces. It’s going to be a good year,” Mr Wright said.
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Bowral Cricket Club chairman, Angus Humphreys said that players commitment to training and form underpins selection process for both the team and captaincy.
“We’re expecting an aggressive form, but within the spirit of cricket. Players who lead from the front and who are team players,” Mr Humphreys said.
“We always want the best 11 available,” he said.