"Captain Grumpy" leading from front
WHILE Mark Sharrad is more than happy with the bowling attack Brothers takes into tomorrow's one-day final against Laidley, he would not swap wicketkeeper/batsman Luke Dixon for anyone.
Sharrad said Brothers captain Dixon had led the side with aplomb throughout the season and would be a vital cog with the bat.
"Luke's been averaging in the 60s and as wicketkeeper/batsman, you can't get any better than that," Sharrad said. "You want someone coming in at three or four like him who you know is going to consistently score runs for you."
Sharrad admits it is not always easy to stay on Dixon's good side, but that is not a bad thing for maintaining high standards.
Dixon's own high standards have followed a drastic improvement in his own personal physical fitness. "He is a bit of a 'Captain Grumpy' at times as I call him," Sharrad said.
"But he's made big changes in his life and it has paid dividends.
"He's relishing it.
"He's scoring good runs and everyone is backing him at Brothers."