The future looks Breet for ambitious Lechlade
LECHLADE chairman Paul Rowley has branded Joe Breet one of the “finest signings” his club has ever made following the Wiltshire captain’s switch from Westbury.
Breet had spent the best part of a decade at Westbury but the 32-year-old now seeks a new challenge at the Manor Ground, where Lechlade appear to be taking their return to the WEPL Glos/Wilts Division seriously.
Having previously added New Zealand Under 19 international Arnie Yugaraja to their squad and recruited talented off-spinner Asanka Vithanage from nearby Swindon, all-rounder Breet is Rowley’s most impressive signing of the close season - perhaps his most impressive ever.
“I found out a couple of weeks ago through the cricketing grapevine, as you do, that Joe wanted to move on from Westbury,” Rowley told the Advertiser. “He’s had a very good stint there but when I heard I got in touch with him and we went from there.
“He came to a couple of our net sessions and he liked what he saw. He liked the ambition of the club, the coaching, the vibes coming out of the committee and the whole set-up. Clearly he’s a very good cricketer and he could have had his pick of clubs if he wanted.
“I know one or two of the big boys were after him but he’s excited about what we’re doing at Lechlade, wants to get involved and wants to help make a difference and help us on our journey.
“He’s got to be one of the finest recruits we’ve ever had at the club, I’d be an idiot to say any different frankly.
“Whether he’s the best, some people would have their own view but he’s certainly right up there and we’re thrilled to have him on board.”