Weston's pre-season 'the best I've ever been involved in' says Trego

Weston's Jack Press in action against Congresbury

Jack Press in action for Weston during their 62-run win against Congresbury. - Credit: Josh Thomas

Weston CC’s Sam Trego has hailed the club’s pre-season as the best one he has ever been involved in ahead of returning to West of England Premier League Prem Two Bristol & Somerset action this Saturday at Ilminster.

Cricket was delayed until July last year and Weston were placed in Covid Group C, where they finished second from last with one win from seven games.

And this season will mark 10 years Trego has been with the club, first as a player and then as a coach, and he has held the role of head coach since 2017.

“I think I speak on behalf of all the club members in saying we all can’t wait to get our league season up and running,” said Trego.

“We all know it’s been a tough year for everyone with Covid. We are all hugely excited at the prospect of a full league campaign for the whole club and we are really looking to challenging throughout all five sides.

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“I’m expecting a tough game when we travel to Ilminster. We have won twice there in recent years but they’ve also beaten us twice at Devonshire Road so we know they are a dangerous team.

“We have to be a 100 per cent focused on all aspects of our game on Saturday.”

Weston's Ryan Davies in action against Congresbury

Ryan Davies during Weston's first pre-season friendly against Congresbury. - Credit: Josh Thomas

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In preparation for the upcoming campaign Weston have held three friendlies against Congresbury, Malpas and Wembdon and won all three to maintain a 100 per cent record going into this Saturday’s encounter with Ilminster.

And Trego has confirmed there will be a “full strength team” travelling to south west Somerset, “with the hope” Peter Trego will be in the starting XI.

But there is no place for Kasey Aldridge as he is still recovering from a broken toe and will be hopefully in contention to stake a place in the starting line-up for the following game against Winterbourne.

“Pre-season has been the best I’ve been involved in,” added Trego.

"All training sessions have been well attended and the whole squad has been fantastic.

“On top of that to get in three completed matches in April and win them all has been the icing on the cake with all the batsmen getting quality time at the crease and bowlers getting lots of overs under their belt.

“I’m not going to make a prediction on where I think we will finish this year but I will predict that we as a first-team squad will be ultra competitive each Saturday and we will fight for every run and every wicket we can get.”

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