THE focus at Hyde Cricket Club is very much on the future, even though some success in the present would be nice.
And secretary John Buckley believes some of the promising youngsters they have brought in and brought through can stand them in good stead.
Future generations at Werneth Low are also in good hands thanks to the signing of Danny Muschamp, who has coached in Hertfordshire.
“He was a county coach, so hopefully he’ll do some with us on Friday nights when our junior sessions for under-15s start up again on April 16 at 6pm,” said John.
“He’ll be helping out lead Dave Clayton, who’s a former Lancashire coach.”
The senior side is preparing for its premier league campaign in the Cheshire County Cricket League.
John said: “We’ve lost Elliot Young but we’ve brought in Noah Vickery from Chester Broughton Hall and we’re hoping to promote one or two of our talented youngsters.
“There’s Kesh Fonseka, the youngest player at Lancashire’s academy, and we’ve put our emphasis this year on our pathway.
“There’s some high quality, extremely promising young players.
“Hyde may also have the youngest captain in the league in 24-year-old Tom Partridge but we’ve veteran Jason Whittaker who is 50 this summer.”
Hyde do not have a professional, but John believes they can look up the table.
He added: “We’re hoping to establish ourselves in the top half of the premier league.
“We come up against some very powerful squads, with minor counties players, and very affluent clubs.
“If we can do that and have a good cup run. That would be a good season.”