My third season on the club circuit turned out to be a moderate and mediocre campaign. As I go into hibernation for the winter months, there’s no sign of any professional contract offers on the coffee table… or the dressing table… or the dining table for that matter!
In the three-day matches, I totalled 311 runs at an okay but underwhelming average of 34.56. My highest knock was 79 but scores of 40 and 37 in the final match rather summed up my lower than ceiling high season.
In the one-day games, I struggled to convert promising starts into scores of substance. I followed innings of 18, 8 and 22 with a match-winning 34 not out from 22 deliveries. That performance won me a demotion in the batting order!
However, having being dropped down to number four in the queue, I recorded a well needed fifty from just twenty deliveries. I was delighted to at last make a telling contribution for my beloved Leeds side.
Frustratingly, I fell immediately after bringing up my half-century. Those really big knocks would elude me all season.
Our second place finish in the league won us a day out against Scarborough in the Cup Final. I batted well for 48 and was confident of registering back-to-back fifties and this time kicking on. It wasn’t to be however and we ended up losers on the big day. I concluded the campaign with 182 runs at an average of 36.40 complimented by a strike rate of 162.50.
My Twenty20 campaign was so fruitless that it really can’t be glossed with imagery. I scored just 70 runs across five innings at a pathetic average of 17.50. 29 not out was as good as it got for me.
I look forward to next year and commencing the 2021 season with the three-day stuff. It’s my favourite format of the game, the one in which scoring potential is infinite. It’s essential that I chalk up some daddy hundreds as I aim to really make hay in my career.