Issues need addressing to build on recent successes

THE island’s tight housing regulations are having an impact on the senior island cricket team, as are poor fitness levels.

Andy Cornford

THE island’s tight housing regulations are having an impact on the senior island cricket team, as are poor fitness levels.

That’s the viewpoint of Andy Cornford, pictured,who ended his five-year stint as the island’s part-time national cricket coach back in the autumn.

Ahead of the imminent arrival of Guernsey cricket’s first full-time director of cricket, Cornford has spoken on a wide variety of issues affecting the local game and, at the same time, looked back at his spell in the hot seat.

‘When I first took on the coaching role, the senior side only really had the inter-insular and MCC as major fixtures.

‘These are still high profile games, but we could rely on a small player pool to cover these and any other odd games.

‘As we’ve moved into ICC cricket the player demands and tournaments have increased, putting more pressures on our set-up and limited player pool.'

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