Cricket Chairman, Sean Elliott explained the importance of Tim Knox accepting the role of the club and first-team captain at Leigh-On-Sea Cricket Club.
The ambitious Chalkwell Park-based outfit has already bolstered their ranks with an array of signings ahead of teh 2021 Hamro Foundation Essex League season, with their ambitions firmly set of the Division two title and ultimately competing at a higher level within the regional system.
“It was very important from the clubs’ point of view that Tim accepted taking the posts,” Elliott explained.
“Tim was our overseas professional for a couple of seasons and he really bought into what the club is about.
“Even when he was back home in Australia, he would still contact the lads wishing the club well. Now he has moved to the UK with his family – I’m looking forward to working with him on all things Leigh Cricket.”
Elliott offered an insight as to what the experienced bowler will bring to the table: “He plays hard, helps those around him and is well respected. It was a no-brainer offering him the captaincy.”
Meanwhile, the new skipper was quick to express his delight, simply at the prospect of playing again: “Firstly, it will great to be back out playing cricket after what’s been a rough twelve months for everyone.”
“Leigh-on-Sea is like a second home for me so I’m very proud and honoured to take over as Captain. Sean Elliott has done an amazing job in getting the playing side of things ready and I’m looking forward to working with him and the other Captains.
“Joe Sexton has done a brilliant job in building a strong squad of players and also leading the team back to Division Two. With the addition of Ollie and Roy and the return of Billy and Kev, we have strengthened and most importantly added depth to the group.
“A strong group doesn’t guarantee success so I want to instil a competitive environment across the whole club where we work hard to improve on the training track but enjoy each others company off it. This will put us on the right track to achieve the goal of bringing the club back to Division One for the first time in two decades and reward the hard work of the many volunteers who have supported the club over the years.”