Wednesday, August 16, 2017

No complacency as Parkites prepare*

DEFENDING CHAMPS: Queen's Park Cricket Club players and coaching staff celebrate with the TTCB 50-overs Premier Division One trophy at the National Cricket Centre in Couva last year. —Photo: ROGER SEEPERSAD


Port of spain
 
Defending champions Queen's Park Cricket Club will start the 2017 domestic cricket season as favourites but coach David Furlonge insisted that his players still have to perform on the field to win matches.
The Parkites made a clean sweep of Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board titles last season, clinching the National League Premier Division three-day title, 50-overs crown and the coveted Twenty20 trophy.
It was the third time that the Port of Spain club, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary, had completed the domestic treble. The other two occasions came back-to-back in 2011 and 2012 and the Parkites have won at least one major domestic trophy every year since 2010.
“I think we have to be among the favourites,” said Furlonge as his charges continued preparations for what could be another tough campaign. “We have been doing well for the last five years and we have won three trebles. 

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