PRESTATYN skipper Dave Harris is relishing a rare selection dilemma of having more claimants for a first team place than he has room for, ahead of Saturday’s home game against struggling Old Xaverians.
“Most weeks this season we’ve been missing someone or other for various reasons but at the moment my problem is deciding who to leave out,” he revealed. “It’s a very pleasant new experience and I’m going to have to give more close thought to the options because we really need a win this week.”
Harris had his strongest possible side lined-up for the trip to fifth-placed St Helens Recs last Saturday but the game fell victim to the weather leaving frustrated Prestatyn to again make-do with five points for the second week running.
With wicketkeeper John Hughes recovered after his earlier nose surgery, Robbie Rimmington has dropped down to the Seconds and he is expected to be joined by young bowler Scott Williams, despite his impressive displays in the senior side.
Visitors Old Xaverians have yet to win a match in six starts so Prestatyn, boosted by the return of opening batsman Gaz Boughey, are entitled to consider themselves favourites to register what would be their second win of the campaign.
On Tuesday, June 26, Prestatyn have another important date at Mold in the opening leg of the Flintshire Knockout Cup final. The decisive second leg takes place at Beach Close two nights later.