St Annes CC sees a change of captain as Matt Grindley steps down and Nathan Armstrong is appointed.

Retiring captain Matt said:

Unfortunately last weekend’s win at Blackpool was my last game as captain of St Annes CC as I have made the decision to step down due to several other commitments and felt the time was right for me to go back to just enjoying playing and taking wickets!

 

It’s been an absolute privilege to captain the club I’ve been at since I was a kid and I couldn’t have asked for any more from a brilliant set of lads who I’m sure I’ll still be playing with for a long time!

 

I am fully committed to St Annes and hopefully continuing our great start to the season with my one hundred percent backing to whoever takes over from me!

 

Looking forward to a big second half of the season!

A big thank you to Matt for what he’s achieved for St Annes under his captaincy, embarking on a journey with a young 1st XI side in 2016 and for his determination and enthusiasm throughout this season.

 

From Junior Teams To 1st Team Captain…

Newly appointed captain Nathan Armstrong has also been playing for St Annes CC since he was a junior, demonstrating what can be achieved with great coaching hard work, practice and commitment, progressing from the junior teams to St Annes CC 1st Team Captain.

Nathan said earlier today:

It’s a huge honour to take on the responsibility of captain and one which I intend to give my all.

 

Having looked at the young and talented team that Matthew among others have put together over the past two years the opportunity was too good to turn down.

 

I would like to personally thank Matthew for his great leadership and efforts up to this point, and I have no doubt he will continue to give his all for the club.

 

I believe that we will continue to grow as a team and move in the right direction, giving our all at every opportunity.

Congratulations Nathan. Wishing you all the very best in todays match v Fleetwood CC and in your role as captain through the remainder of the season.