Skegness Cricket Club appoints new first-team coach

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HIGH-FLYING Skegness Cricket Club has appointed a first team coach as they step up their quest for silverware.

The addition of 42-year-old all-rounder Paul Timby from Boston is seen as a statement of real intent after the seasiders were toppled from the league’s summit following defeat at Market Deeping.

“Hopefully he will be able to help us mount a serious challenge for the title,” said chairman Pete Reeves. “However, to achieve this everyone will have to pull together.”

He listed three areas for improvement as the second placed team look to the second half of the season.

Of the batsmen he said: “Too many are getting 20-plus and then getting out.”

The bowlers needed to be more disciplined, he said, because far too many extras were being given away.

“We have also got to stop dropping catches,” the chairman added.

“The season starts now and if we all support each other and pull together we have as good a chance as anyone.

“I just want to see the players go out, enjoy themselves and give their best,” he said.