Weston CC have 'bright future' says Davidson ahead of season opener at Frome

Captain Chris Davidson in action for Weston CC at Uphill Castle.

Captain Chris Davidson in action for Weston CC at Uphill Castle. - Credit: Josh Thomas

Captain Chris Davidson hailed Weston CC's future as “very bright” ahead of their West of England Prem Two season opener at Frome on Saturday.

Weston picked up two wins from their three pre-season friendlies, against Malpas and Uphil Castle, inbetween a five-wicket defeat at Wembdon.

Davidson said picking the side will give him 'selection headaches' and their first four matches against Frome, Winterbourne, Midsomer Norton and Downend are 'really important' in their start to the season.

“We have got the best part of 20 players to pick from,” he said. 

“Everyone is putting their hand up. It’s going to a tough week to select the side.”

Davidson signalled his aims and ambitions for the season ahead by ensuring Weston make the most of their campaign.

And he says it’s all about continuing to grow and building a future where he believes within the next five years they will see a side going places.

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“Just be better at the end of the year than we were at the start, however that works out,” he added.

“There is no pressure on anybody to do anything. We know where we are now and we're going to be in a few years time. It’s just continuing to build and progress every year.

“The future is very bright. I think the average age we had out there (against Uphill) was 21 and that includes a few old boys. Over the next five years you will really see us kick on if we keep everyone together.”

Davidson hailed Weston’s double-header win at neighbours Uphill on Saturday as 'really good'.

Weston won by 100 runs in the first match and by five wickets in the 17th over of the second clash, with Davidson adding: “It was really good, everyone got to have a bit of a go over the two games.

"I think we got five 50s, the bowlers got some overs and some wickets, so a really good run out.

“That’s the youngest side we have put out in ages and there are a few guys due to come back, who are also very young, I think that shows how much depth we have got for the season.”

Dexter Trego has scored three half centuries in a row for Weston CC.

Dexter Trego has scored three half centuries in a row for Weston CC after 50s at Wemdon and the two games at Uphill Castle. - Credit: Josh Thomas

Dexter Trego scored two 50s for Weston in both games at Uphill, after notching a half-century at Wembdon, to take his total up to 155 runs from three games.

And Trego, who made his debut for the firsts in last season's nine-wicket win against Bath in August, said he was pleased with his performance and hopefully it will help him with the campaign ahead.

“Everything just seemed to come off the bat nicely. Even the ones I didn’t time I found the boundaries. Overall it was a good day with the bat really,” he said.

“It’s always great to play with the first team and just get runs for them is a great feeling and sets me up for a good season.”