Crosthwaite takes over from premiership winning skipper Tim Cruickshank who has retired in the off season.
The former Victorian player broke the record for the most amount of 1st grade runs for the Manly Warringah Waratahs last season, showing the entire country what an amazing cricketer he is. He has also proven over and over again his leadership qualities, having led the side previously and excelling as Tim’s right hand man over the last 2 seasons.
“Last season was just amazing and Tim led our side superbly. I want to take what happened last year as use it as a stepping stone to become the most dominant 1st grade side for years to come.
“The great thing is that Tim is going to be around quite a bit and he is still a big part of our team and our club which is great for everyone involved”.
“Having said that, I have my own leadership style and will be clear that it is my team and I want to win it again. It will be up to our team members to rise to the challenge and show that Manly are, once again, top of the cricketing pile in this state.”
The 2015/16 1st grade squad will closely resemble last year’s outfit, with only Cruickshank confirmed as not stepping onto the playing field thus far. The team is a great blend of youth and experience with players such as Merchant, Ritchie and Munting mixing in with young guns such as Lenton, McLachlan and Edwards.
Leading them all will be Adam Crosthwaite. He has scored over 4,599 runs for the Waratahs over 5 season and may well prove to be the quickest player to pass the magical 5,000- run mark in the clubs history. He has hit 11 century’s and is within striking distant of the record of 15 which is jointly held by Terry Lee and Matthew Phelps.