Ringham retains captaincy for eighth season as March Town Cricket Club hunt new overseas player

Chris Ringham.

Chris Ringham. - Credit: Archant

SEAMER Chris Ringham will captain March Town Cricket Club for the eighth successive season - and work has begun to line up a new overseas player.

The experienced left-armer, who was sidelined by injury for much of last year’s Tucker Gardner Premier League campaign, retained the captaincy at March’s annual meeting on Monday.

“I can’t believe I’ve been skipper for eight years,” said Ringham. “They have flown by.

“It’s an honour to captain the club and I enjoy it. It’s as simple as that really.”

Australian star Matt Wilcox, who starred for March in 2010 and 2011, will be returning to England for the cricket season, but not to the Fens.

The all-rounder has signed for Merseyside club Wallasey and Ringham has already started work to tempt a new talent to The Avenue.

“We’re definitely going to get an overseas player but it’s just a question of finding the right person,” he said.

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“I’ve been out in Australia and I did find one - but he has since got a contract with Victoria. I went to watch him play and one day he was batting with David Hussey (Australian international).

“We’re going to try and get a player on recommendation from our contacts in Australia. We’ve got one lined up but nothing more than that yet.”

March recovered from a dismal start to finish fourth in the league last season.

“I don’t think we will be strong enough to challenge for the title this year but if we can improve on last season that would be brilliant,” said Ringham.

“We want to try and share the performances around, rather than rely on certain individuals. We’ve got good youngsters coming through and hopefully some of them will break into the first team.”