Josh Wigney and Sam Gainsford have been named Men’s Club Captains for 2020/21 as the upcoming season continues to take shape.
They take over from the retired Michael Visser and new 3rd Grade skipper Sam Hole.
Abby Taylor and Renee Hough are continuing as female club captains after their success last season.
All 4 have vowed to work closely together over the coming season to make sure that our Men and Women come together regularly and at the right times.
It’s an important part of what we are attempting to achieve as a club.
Last season saw the introduction of female club captains for the first time in our history. Hough and Taylor were named and did a stellar job all year. It is a pleasure to have them back again.
The Men’s Club Captain has been a mainstay for many years and it’s primary focus was traditionally on the social side of the club. There is no doubt there is now more of a leadership tinge to the role.
However the Women’s Club Captain role is still taking shape due to it’s infancy. The make-up of our Women’s playing group being very different to the men is also a factor, meaning the Women Club Captains will be forging their own path, which is an exciting prospect.
In-fact, there are only 10-12 of our Women playing group that are over the age of 18, making it a very different proposition to the Men.
It all results in exciting times for our Women’s Club Captains and our Women’s programs as a whole. It’s great to see both Taylor and Hough at the forefront of this.
Wigney and Gainsford are both local juniors and long term players at the club. Although debuting in 2011/12, Wigney’s first full season was in 2014/15 and has lead to 152 wickets for the fast bowler.
Also debuting in 2011/12, Gainsford is developing into a fine all-rounder with 120 wickets and almost 2,500 runs for the club.
Both have different, complimenting strengths and we are confident they will do a great job in their first year.
Congratulations to all 4 on their appointments.