By CONRAD SUTCLIFFE
SHOBROOKE Park captain Ben Trenaman said the bigger picture was what mattered most from the season just ended.
Although Shobrooke did not win a game in East Division One, they beat Kentisbeare and Bovey Tracey 2nd XI during the play-off phase to finish the season on a high.
Trenaman said results were far less important than the exposure to senior cricket gained by some of the club’s younger players.
“With no promotion or relegation, we took the chance to play a lot of younger players and give them experience of first-team cricket,” said Trenaman.
“Regularly, six of the side we put out were aged 18-22 and even over the shortened league format we saw a progression of this group.
“We are confident we will see the rewards of this next year.”
Trenaman was probably thinking of Lucas Richards, Henry Field and Joe Harris when he mentioned players who have progressed.
Looking ahead to the 2021 season in the C Division East – health regulations permitting – Trenaman is optimistic.
“With the arrival of one or two additions, and an overseas player, we believe we have the chance to compete at the right end of the division,” said Trenaman.