We are delighted to announce Ed Clark as our new Club Captain for the 2020 season.
Incumbent skipper Josh Wells is stepping down from the post after five years at the helm, having taken charge of 108 league games for the club, winning 47 of those.
He scored 4,275 runs at an average of 48.03, hitting eight centuries with a highest score of 201 against Mildenhall. He was also a threat with the ball, taking 141 wickets at an average of 26.27, with his sole five-wicket haul the 5-10 against Elmstead.
Ed spoke to the club website after his appointment was confirmed at the 2019 AGM at the end of November:
'Firstly it’s a huge honour to become Club Captain. I grew up playing cricket cricket at Halstead and I’m really excited to take on this new challenge and looking to push our club forward and see what we are able to achieve this year.
'I joined the Halstead Colts section at under 11s, before working my way through all the Saturday sides over the years playing every Saturday and Sunday.
'I have learnt a great deal playing with Club legends over the years and their support has and will continue to be invaluable as I take on this new challenge.
'There have been a few special memories playing at Halstead, however when I first worked my way into the 1st XI in June 2011, a personal highlight was my maiden 5 wicket haul away in Norwich taking, 5-42 off 11 overs in a 100-run win.
'We have a great mix of experience, alongside a young core of talented players who have gone from strength-to-strength over the last few seasons. Its great to see the hard work of our club members allowing them to propel themselves through the teams, seeing many of them cement themselves in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd XI’s.
'I’m excited to continue pushing our 1st XI forward, looking to build on the foundations we have worked on over the last few years and take momentum from the strong finish at the end of last season. If we continue to deliver the consistent, high-level performances that we know we are capable of, we can achieve an awful lot.