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Northern Counties captain Thomas looking to wrap us season on high note against Ross County in Strathpeffer


By Andrew Henderson

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Northern Counties will play the last game of their season on Sunday away at Ross County.

The teams also met at Castle Leod two weeks ago, with the Meeting Park outfit coming out on top on that occasion.

David Dugdale starred for Counties that day, scoring 105 with the bat before retiring to set his teammates up for a fairly comfortable eight-wicket victory, chasing down just under 200.

Counties go into the match in good form, having also beaten city rivals Highland in a much lower-scoring game at Fraser Park last time out.

After seeing off last year’s champions, County will provide another threat from the top half of the Nosca Senior League table.

Northern Counties will look to round off the 2020 season on a high with another win against Ross County at Castle Leod. Picture: Callum Mackay
Northern Counties will look to round off the 2020 season on a high with another win against Ross County at Castle Leod. Picture: Callum Mackay

So although Highland may have been the big test, another win would still be a statement of intent from Counties ahead of next season.

“It gives us a bit of momentum to take into this weekend,” Counties captain Shaun Thomas said.

“Hopefully we can push on from there and take that confidence into next season when hopefully we will have the league back up and running.

“We will just have to wait and see on that front, but another win would put us in a good position to really go for it next year.

“We have obviously brought in a couple of players this year, so it has been good to see them and what they can bring to the team. It’s exciting for everyone.”

Though Counties want to win, there is still a sense of relief that cricket has gone ahead at all in 2020.

“It’s our final game, so we will try and give everyone a shot,” Thomas explained.

“Hopefully we can end on a win. It has been a disappointing season in the sense that we haven’t played many games, but there are a lot of positives to take for next year.

“We just want to get a game of cricket. I think everyone is itching to play, and we want to enjoy it while it lasts.”

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