Sunday, 5 January 2014

Weekend warmer

Its nice to read Wes Durston's blog today, talking about the excitement of returning to the nets and training with cricket less than three months away.

It is, of course, a big summer for Wes, the second of his current three-year deal and one in which he needs plenty of runs and a good few wickets. No one knows better than him that last season was some way below expectations for a senior player and a return to the golden form of 2012 will be important.

It would go a long way towards making it a successful summer for the team, as a fit and firing Wes Durston in the middle order, or at the top in T20, would go some way towards making us a force to be reckoned with. A top three of Stephen Moore, Chesney Hughes and Wes Durston would give us a good chance of brisk starts, while having him anywhere in the top six in the championship offers balance, as his off-spin is a useful weapon, especially as a partnership breaker.

If both he and Jonathan Clare were fit and in form, our side takes on a stronger look that should enable a promotion challenge under the new cricket supremo.

It does look as if there's a delay in the announcement for this role, which was intended to be in place for tomorrow. There could be any number of reasons for that to be the case though, from the person concerned having a notice period to the current incumbents being informed or offered roles in the new structure, as well as plenty of things in between.

It is much more important to follow protocol and etiquette and do it right, than pander to the 'needs' of supporters to see the announcement as soon as possible. I am sure that we will see an announcement this week, but for all we know the successful candidate may want to bring someone with them which would, of course, impact on the new structure and the roles of the current post-holders within it.

Patience is the key and we will all know soon enough. I have every confidence that we will have a very strong candidate in place by the end of the week.

In between times, enjoy the rest of your weekend, root for the Rams against Chelsea this afternoon and look forward to a golden summer of Derbyshire cricket!


Marc said...

I,ll stand being corrected Peakfan but according to my records,Durston signed a 3 year contract in 2012,which takes him through 2015. I still believe he has a lot to offer and last season was a "one off",partly through being handled incorrectly. No reason why he shouldn,t be amongst the runs again this season.

Peakfan said...

No. you're quite correct Marc and I've amended that now - I'd meant to double check that prior to publishing and forgot - thanks for pointing it out!