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Pegs learn lesson after debut season
1:00pm Thursday 13th September 2012 in Sport
CRICKET: PEGASUS & Corringham Cricket Club skipper Danny Laird reckons this season has been a learning curve for the club.
Pegs joined the Shepherd Neame Essex League from the T Ripon Mid-Essex League and finished one place off the bottom of Division Three.
Laird, who is standing down from the captaincy, said he hoped the first team would secure a finish higher up the standings but said player availability had taken its toll.
“We did not have any expectations coming into the league this year but we would liked to have finished mid-table,” said Laird, who also captained the team in the Mid-Essex League.
“We have struggled with availability and if we had not then a mid-table position would have been realistic.
“The 50-50 format suited us better because that is what we are used to from the Mid-Essex League, and we won five of our nine games. “A lot of the team haven’t played timed cricket before so it was a learning curve.”
Pegasus had frequently struggled on the batting front this summer but the last few games of the campaign saw scores improving.
The team defeated Old Parkonians by 27 runs in their final game after posting 318-6 and then bowling Old Parks out for 291.
Laird top-scored with 75, Paul Bennett hit 72 and Keith Hawkes scored 63 runs.
“The batting came together in the last couple of games,” added Laird.