Bucks CCC skipper Tom Hampton has the services of former Derbyshire all-rounder Charlie Macdonell and Tring Park’s Andy Harris for this weekend’s Unicorns Trophy, second round fixture.
Macdonell, who was released by Derbyshire in March to pursue other opportunities, and Harris are named in a twelve-man squad that heads to Ipswich School to face Suffolk on Sunday.
The 23 year-old all-rounder Macdonell played six first-class matches for Derbyshire and finished with a batting average of 46. He is plying his trade with Home Counties Premier Cricket League, division 1 Tring Park this season.
Macdonell has been joined at Tring this campaign by fellow new signing Andy Harris. The all-rounder joined from Great & Little Tew over the winter and also transferred his Minor Counties registration from Oxfordshire CCC to Bucks CCC. After an impressive start to the 2018 season, Harris has earned a call-up and makes the twelve that heads east.
The Bucks skipper Hampton told Sports Shots:
Sunday’s game against Suffolk should be another step up, batters have started to get time in the middle and bowlers have overs under there belt so I’m expecting a far more clinical performance from both my team and Suffolk.
We have two changes with Saif (Zaib) unavailable due to Northants commitments, but we are lucky enough to bring in a player of similar caliber in Charlie Macdonell. Jason Rance misses out due to his coaching commitments to the club, but we bring in Andy Harris who has started well for Tring.
It’s going to be a case of improving on the things we haven’t got quite right whilst building on the things we have. The knock out nature of this competition definitely brings an edge and does focus the mind. The lads are very excited and hopefully we can put in another performance to get on the right side of the result.
Bucks Squad: Masoor Khan (Clevedon CC), Charlie Macdonell (Tring Park CC), Shelvin Gumbs (Tring Park CC), Mike Payne (Tring Park CC), Garry Park (Swarkestone CC), Robin Pritchard (Chesham CC), George Russell (High Wycombe CC), Andy Harris (Tring Park CC), Cam Parsons (High Wycmbe CC), Tom Hampton (High Wycombe CC), Uzair Amjaid (Highgate CC), Jon Burden (High Wycombe CC).
Ground Ipswich School, 25 Henley Road, Ipswich. IP1 3SG
The winners go into the third round on Sunday 10th June.