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We should have performed a lot better this season, admits Harrow Town skipper

PUBLISHED: 12:00 09 September 2016

Harrow Town captain Gihan Herath. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Harrow Town captain Gihan Herath. Pic: Paolo Minoli

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Harrow Town captain Gihan Herath has admitted he expected his side to fare a lot better than they actually did this season – having originally targeted a top-four finish.

Town finished second bottom in Division Three, ending the season with defeat against North London, in what ended up being a very disappointing campaign for Herath’s side.

Herath told the Times: “We expected a lot better than where we ended up. Our batting really let us down in the end.

“We always felt we could push for the top four but that never materialised.

“Survival was never something on the forefront of our minds, we always expected more. We must regroup now this summer and come back better and stronger next season.

“We could do with a few new faces to freshen things up and bring some more balance to the squad.”

Herath hailed his son, Gishan, as the stand-out youngster from this season, having been pleased with the steady progress he has made.

“Gishan has been the most promising player that has come up through the ranks to the first team,” said his father.

“While his batting has been excellent, it is his fielding and catching that has been his most impressive skill set.”

Herath, who revealed Town are currently working on sponsorship to help build their own four lane outdoor nets, has been satisfied with his form and wants to lead from the front again next year.

“I have been the only all-rounder, batting at various positions to balance the batting order, and I took 27 wickets this season as the second spinner.

“The plan for me is to open the batting on a regular basis, and bowl a lot more in order to win games.”

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