We asked Jag Bhabra, 2nd xi captain, some quick questions on reflection of the 2020 season.
Would you say this season has been a success?
Huge success. Without promotion and relegation, we had space to give guys the chance to grow into the team and the continuity lead to some cracking team spirit and a lot of wins.
Who’s surprised you in your team this summer?
Tom Brooker was someone who stood out for his maturity and willingness to muck in across various responsibilities in the team – a genuine leader for the future (once he harnesses the odd tantrum). George Smith had a break out summer and was a joy to have for team morale.
While not wholly surprising, Rob Noble and Chris Edge were consistently good performers however, Edgey was surprisingly not grumpy.
Who are you looking forward to having a big summer in 2021?
We had a quartet of quick bowlers aged under 19; Omar Mubarak, Zach Roberts, Tom & George, who all performed well and they’re only going to get better.
Andy ‘Chuckles’ Chorley is due a big summer, he struggled a bit in an unnatural batting position but I’d put money on him getting some big runs next summer.
What will you remember about the 2020 season?
Probably the most fun I’ve had on a cricket pitch. An outstanding bunch of gentlemen that were a genuine cross section of the clubs old and new faces, all getting on (with each other, not the oppo). Exactly what the club is about and why the future is bright.
What moments would you say summed up being a skipper for Windsor CC?
Each game knowing I’d have to deal with a “diplomatic incident” with every opposition.
Edgey closing out a game in the death over vs Binfield. Defending 18 runs, we gave up 17, won by 1 and Edgey got taken down by the Home Park sniper on his final ball.
Versus Finchampstead, who had a lad playing his only game of the season and him getting a match winning ton against us. Just our luck.