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Derrick believes the future is bright
9:00am Thursday 19th September 2013 in Sport
CAPTAIN Perry Derrick believes Redditch can keep improving and build on their best season in a number of years.
The Kingfishers finished fifth in the Worcestershire League Division One — a far cry from their brush with relegation two years ago.
But Derrick, who has just enjoyed his first season as skipper, is sure there are areas to improve.
He said: “We need to be a bit more ruthless, push ourselves to win games.
“If we can become a bit more consistent than we can get even better.
“But it has been our best season for a while and the club overall is also going in the right direction.”
Redditch’s season ended with a disappointing defeat at the hands of Droitwich, who narrowly escaped relegation.
Put into bat, the hosts were kept to 195-8 in 50 overs, collapsing from 120-3 and failing to build on 56 runs by opening batsman Stefan Jagielski.
Redditch then had Spa struggling on 68-5 but they made 197-7, with Alex Kolb (43), Phillip Thomas (32 not out) and captain Martyn Davies (50) scoring runs.
Redditch though will be hoping South African Henry Jean Louis Moorcroft stays.
He topped the club’s batting standings with 838 runs in 21 games, averaging 52 runs a match.
Moorcroft was also third in the bowling rankings, behind Derrick (54) and James Bevan (32) with 31 scalps in 202 overs.
Derrick said: “We’re hoping that Henry will stay with for another season. I know his performances will have attracted interest from other clubs.”
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