By CONRAD SUTCLIFFE
LOOK out for changes on and off the field at Sampford Peverell & Tiverton before next season gets under way.
Skipper Joe Parkinson took his side through to the Tier Four winners’ final, where Bridestowe became the only side to beat SP&T in a league game all season.
“Ours is a young side that only lost one game and that was against a team from a higher division in a normal season,” said Parkinson. “On that day we didn't play anywhere near where we could have.”
The club is ambitious but to move up the league ladder needs some new faces.
There are Premier and A Division teams almost in the same post code as SP&T so it would not be a surprise to see some movement to Whitnage Road over the next seven and half months.
Parkinson is playing his cards close to his chest for the time being.
“We are a young team that can only get better,” said Parkinson.
“Will Bucknell impressed with the bat, getting us out of a few bad situations, and Sammy Broomhead’s keeping has gone from strength to strength.”
“The club has had good availability this year, which is looking very good for next season with players joining.
“We've also got projects happening at the club to help make next season a lot better.”
Facilities at Whitnage Road are booked for an upgrade, starting with ball-stop netting.
“New stop netting has arrived for the Road End and we are in the process of getting it for another part of the ground,” said Parkinson.
“We have also got sight screens among our plans as well as updating the pitch covers.
“The main project over the next few years in an update to our static net and an electronic scoreboard.”