HIMBLETON skipper Stuart Dickenson confirmed he was stepping down from his position after two years in the role – but insisted he was proud of the work he had done during his time at the helm.
Dickenson guided the Meadow Boys to the Worcestershire County League Division Three title last season and managed to avoid the drop in their first season in Division Two.
Despite ending the campaign with a crushing ten-wicket defeat to Droitwich Spa, the village club finished the season in eighth with 200 points.
With a county league restructure coming into force over the winter, Himbleton are now awaiting their placing.
Dickenson said: “We achieved what we set out to do in our first season in Division Two: compete, avoid relegation and enjoy our cricket.
“We beat the sides which finished third and fourth respectively, gave the top-two a fright, and, apart from the last game, never failed to compete.
“I’m extremely proud to have had the privilege to lead this team.
“Individually everyone has progressed and as a team we’ve become stronger and had a load of fun in the process
“It’s a real shame Ali Pretty fell five short of 1,000 runs this season but with five hundreds and four fifties, with an average over 60, he can look back with satisfaction on a wonderful season.
“The planning for next year starts now and we’ll be looking to build on our progress under a new captain.
“Hopefully we’ll also attract a few new players over the winter too.”