From playing in Scotland for Grange CC in Murgitroyd T20 matches, my game’s more suited towards white-ball cricket, T20 and one-day internationals, so County Championship cricket and multi-day cricket is a bit of an unknown to me.
Realistically speaking I’m probably more likely to be playing in the three-day format but if an opportunity arises to represent the first team I’ll take it with both hands. The process of settling in at Northants over the last year or so has been made easier by living with David Murphy and Olly Stone, they have been really helpful in helping me settle in and around Northampton.
David is one of the senior players at Northants, one of the longest serving players at the club so it’s always useful to have him on side to introduce me to teammates and people I haven’t met.
I think the only two players I haven’t met are Richard Levi and Rory Kleinveldt but other than that the players are a really good bunch and easy to get on with, they have made me feel comfortable rather than making me feel out of my depth.
After spending this pre-season with Northants, I’m definitely looking forward to the new season, and I’m looking forward to the challenges that it has to bring.
Young off-spinner Tom Sole picked up four Nottinghamshire wickets on the final day of Northamptonshire's pre-season tour in Barbados.
A Barbados Select XI proved too strong for Northamptonshire in Wednesday's 50-over contest at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown.
For many cricketers, a day's rest can only mean one thing - golf. And for a few members of the Northamptonshire County Cricket Club Squad, yesterday's rest day in Barbados was a real treat.
Northamptonshire had to settle for runners-up spot in the Barbados Twenty20 tournament as the pre-season tour to the Caribbean continues. A superb knock from Steven Crook paved the way for a comfortable 54-run victory in the semi-final against the host island.
The 2016 season sees a strengthened academy squad with the recent addition of Tom Sole as Senior Academy Player.