New skipper Simpson hoping to learn from past mistakes

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NEW Scarborough Cricket Club‘s new first XI skipper Andrew Simpson is hoping to fair a little better as a skipper than he did in his first foray into the world of captaincy.

Simpson captained his former club Hull before moving to Scarborough, and he admitted to enduring a stressful tenure in the role.

Scarborough CC.'Back, from left.. Theo Smith, Ashley Lyth, Jack Holt, Ashish Kundi, Andrew Simpson, Will Gibson, Joe Padmore, Kunwar Bansil, Tony Jack.'Front, from left.. Darren Harland, Simon Tennant, Mark Tennant.'111661a. Pic Kevin Allen. '23/04/11.

Scarborough CC.'Back, from left.. Theo Smith, Ashley Lyth, Jack Holt, Ashish Kundi, Andrew Simpson, Will Gibson, Joe Padmore, Kunwar Bansil, Tony Jack.'Front, from left.. Darren Harland, Simon Tennant, Mark Tennant.'111661a. Pic Kevin Allen. '23/04/11.

He said: “I captained at Hull for a season. To be honest it was very stressful.

“But I’m hoping I am older and wiser now and will improve as a captain and as a player.”

The 28-year-old opening batsman admitted his joy at following on from some big names who have captained Scarborough in the past.

He added: “To follow on from the likes of David Byas is great. The main pull of Scarborough Cricket Club is the ground, that’s the main reason I joined and to be captain now is great.”

Simpson hopes to continue the progress his predecessor Piet Rinke made with the town’s young talent, while also adding the right blend with older players.

He added: “There needs to be the right mix of youth and experience.”