Next outing is Middlesex and Essex Cup Final
Old Meadonians began the wind-up to their efforts to reel in the silver-ware that can be the only tangible reward for what has been an excellent season, given the paucity of their squad, with thanksgivings for the rain which washed out last Saturday’s clash with league leaders Honourable Artillery Co. to give their beleaguered squad some well earned ‘R&R’ before their Middlesex and Essex Cup Final this weekend.
Already there is the physically and mentally daunting and debilitating prospect looming of mid-week games to mop up the back-log of league fixtures, coupled with the fact that joint coaches Paul Rumley and Rory Vermeulen won’t have any leeway to manoeuvre in their small squad.
Recovery periods for the handful of players with niggling injuries will strip availability to the bare bones especially as the youngsters in the reserves with first team experience have had a buffeting roller-coaster of a season themselves and their reaction to promotion to the first team is at best imponderable. Both Rumley and Vermeulen remain confident although they have yet to finalise Saturday’s line-up.
March 22, 2013