Harris reflects on his six great years

Great & Little Tew captain Andy Harris has enjoyed six great years at Ledwell Road
Great & Little Tew captain Andy Harris has enjoyed six great years at Ledwell Road

Andy Harris has brought the curtain down on six years at the helm at Ledwell Road.

The Great & Little captain announced his decision to the players following the final game of the Home Counties Premier Cricket League campaign against Burnham.

It’s been a fantastic six years leading the club and I feel very privileged to have led such a young, talented and driven group of players

Outgoing captain Andy Harris

By then, Tew’s status in the top division had been confirmed and Harris feels it is the right time for another player to take over.

Harris has guided Tew from the Cherwell Cricket League into the Home Counties Premier League and promotion at the second attempt with an appearance at Lord’s in the Davidstow Village Competition thrown in for good measure.

Harris has recently begun his first full-time position in teaching and his priorities have changed.

He said: “It wasn’t an easy decision for me to me to step down as captain but I think it’s the right one at the time. I’m not able to dedicate the time needed to the role with my new work commitments.”

Harris said the minimum aim in the club’s first season in the top division was to finish third from bottom and they secured their status before the final game of the season.

Whoever takes over from Harris will look to consolidate next year and establish Tew as division one outfit.

But, with such a young squad, performances on the field can only get better as the players become more experienced at this level and that should ensure the club’s place at the top table.

Reflecting on his time at the helm, Harris added: “It’s been a fantastic six years leading the club and I feel very privileged to have a led such a young, talented and driven group of players which has made my job very easy.

“Reaching a final at Lord’s is of course a highlight, as it would be for any cricketer, and being able to consolidate the club in the top one of the top leagues in English cricket is a very exciting time for the club moving forward.”