Wiltshire captain aims for another MCCA Trophy final
6:00am Saturday 1st September 2012 in Sport
WILTSHIRE captain Joe Breet has targeted a return to the MCCA Knockout Trophy final after falling just short against Cumberland.
Breet and his troops were beaten by seven wickets at Wormsley Cricket Ground in Buckinghamshire this week, but the captain is positive for the future.
“We lost the toss and that was crucial, and although over the days they had the better conditions, they deserved to win,” he said.
“I think we did really well and that’s what I reminded the guys of in the dressing room.
“We got to the final and fell short, but if we can get there once than we can get there again, that’s the aim.
“We had the same team as last year and that reflected in our performances, and hopefully now we can be a lot better.”
Breet believes the team spirit that runs through the side - which includes Goatacre batsman Ed Kilbee - played a big part in Wiltshire’s success in 2012.
“The guys were gutted and understandably so, but we had a team beer afterwards and reflected on the season, and there were a few smiles and memories that came up, and that’s what makes us such a good side,” he said.
“Our team isn’t players that have been bought to play - I think we’ve only used 15 or 16 players through the one and three-day games this year and we’re all quite close off the field.”
Opener Kilbee contributed eight runs to the cause as Wiltshire reached 184 all out in tricky conditions, a total that Cumberland surpassed in under 33 overs for the loss of just three wickets.