With the talent in the squad, combined with excellent coaching and facilities provided at the Sir Christopher Odaantje Devon Cricket Centre, the target for the 4th XI was promotion. However, with the squad’s attendance at socials being far better than training, this feat was not going to be easy.
During pre-season we narrowly beat the 5th XI, which was mainly due to the extraordinary feat of Jack Huxtable’s maiden EUMCC ton. To score a ton is one thing, but on the second pitch at Topsham against an attack including Gurbutt, Currin and Jackson, with the Silkstar constantly in your ear is truly outstanding. After chasing a large total, we went into the BUCS campaign confident of smashing the many 1st XIs in our league and gaining promotion.
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BUCS Fixtures 2019