Stone aims for promotion push
JON STONE is looking to build on his side’s strong finish to the season by launching a promotion push for next year.
The Burscough skipper confirmed he will be captaining the side again next season and their main aim will be to secure a path to the Liverpool Gin Liverpool Competition ECB Premier Division.
Stone is pleased with how his team’s 2017 campaign has panned out – but admitted it was a poor start and that might have affected their promotion hopes.
“We have had a good season overall,” said Stone. “We lost every game apart from one in our first eight matches but since then we have been unbeaten.
“If we would have had a better start we would have been right up there. We have played some really good cricket over the course of the summer.
“I’m very proud of everyone who has been involved this season.
“I look forward to captaining the side again next season and who knows, we could push for promotion and be the first Burscough side to ever make it into the Premier Division. Fingers crossed!”
Burscough were unable to get their game with Sefton Park under way on Saturday due to poor weather and they were forced to cancel.
Stone and his side will have to wait until this Saturday to return to action for their final First Division game of the season at relegated Hightown St Mary’s.
Saturday’s cancellation will make no difference to Burscough’s sixth position in the table but skipper Stone admitted the players are keen to get back in action this weekend.
“The game being called off has had no effect on our possible table position because we couldn’t have climbed any higher than sixth in the last two games anyway,” said Stone.
“Obviously, it was still disappointing not to get a game of cricket under way but in the grand scheme of things, it didn’t make too much difference.
“We are all looking forward to the last game of the season on Saturday though as we will be having a bit of fun. We’ll let people who wouldn’t normally bowl, bowl and messing around with the batting order a bit.
“We have a full strength team so we do expect to win against opposition that have already been relegated.”