Cricket: The only way is up for Doncaster Town

Doncaster's Alex Gosney in action against Driffield. Picture: Andrew Roe
Doncaster's Alex Gosney in action against Driffield. Picture: Andrew Roe

DONCASTER Town’s youngest ever first team captain is hoping to oversee a turnaround in the club’s fortunes this summer, writes Hannah Cox.

Alex Gosney, 22, will skipper a youthful Town side which is aiming to bounce back from finishing bottom of last year’s ECB Yorkshire Premier League.

Doncaster launch their 2012 campaign at Appleby Frodingham on Saturday.

The Town Field club has secured the services of all-rounder James Stuart who has returned to the club after spending the latter half of last season at Barnsley.

The return of Stuart, who also impressed for Yorkshire Academy last season, will strengthen the top order and the bowling department significantly.

Town are also hoping that the youthful opening batting partnership of Durham University student Gareth Cox and former Bawtry left hander Felix O’Dell will continue to flourish.

Wicketkeeper Jamie Harrison showed signs of genuine promise behind the stumps last season, while there are also high hopes for James Dobson, another young all-rounder.

Doncaster born Alex Whiteman has also returned from Australia to bolster Gosney’s squad.

Town open the new campaign with two away games, this weekend’s visit to Appleby Froddingham is followed by a trip to Yorkshire Academy a week later.