The 2017/18 captains have been locked in and they are as follows…
Club Captain: Joe ScarcellaJoey retains his position as club captain after a stellar performance on and off the field last season. He bleeds lane cove blue and will bowl more balls than anyone… in one over. Joey will continue to bring our club together throughout the grades off the field due to his ability to get along with anyone, except most batsman from other clubs.
1st Grade: Damian NaughtonNaughto is Lane Cove Cricket Club. Rumour has it he was born in the Tantallon change room. Damo has done it all in shires, he’s just waiting on that elusive first innings ton. After leading our first grade team to finals last season he will look to take the boys all the way this time around. By his side as always will be his trusty horse (vice captain) Shadowfax (Joey).
2nd Grade: Peter BloodAfter filling in as second grade captain for the second half of last season, Petey will take on the roll full time. A project manager during the week, he will do a stellar job managing the project that is second grade. One of the best blokes at the club, Pete will look to lead the side deep into March.
3rd Grade: Nick MytkowskiInto his third year at the club, Walski has taken to LCCC like a Polish man to alcohol. Apparently he has recently lost 10 kgs to trim down specifically for the role. He received the batting award for 3s last season and will look to build on that as he leads the team to success. By his side will be David Fagan as vice captain who brings a wealth of experience to the team. He knows a thing or two about cricket having helped start the Barmy Army but we won’t hold that against him.
4th Grade: Andrew BrayDrew is a constant when the spirit of cricket is discussed and as such is a great role model for any players coming through the grades. An excellent leader who will do a job in the top order as well. Won’t be coming back for 2 but can hit them looooooooooong.
Under 24s: Pirenu NirmalendranPira debuted for LCCC 24s back in 2010 when he was just 15 years old and he’s not done yet. Bar driving slow (both with a bat and in a car), he can do it all. 1st grade all rounder, Pirenu will set an example with his bowling, batting, fielding and leadership.
Club Coach: Ben PreeceHaving had off season surgery, Preecey is arguably more machine than man at this point but that won’t stop him from telling you how he can move the ball both ways. Never slow to point out what’s ‘village’, Preecey has a wealth of cricket knowledge to impart as we look to improve as a club in the coming season.
Great stuff lads! Make sure you get on down to training on Sunday at 10am to congratulate our captains. It’s set to be huuuuge!!!