Morecambe captain hails side’s ‘special’ start to season

Morecambe captain Josh Dixon. Picture: Tony North
Morecambe captain Josh Dixon. Picture: Tony North

Morecambe Cricket Club’s new captain says he’s “walking on air” after his side’s stunning start the season.

Josh Dixon has seen the Woodhill Lane outfit charge to the top of the Northern Premier League Division One with three wins out of three.

The opening batsman, who next takes his side to Chorley on Saturday, said: “I feel like I’m walking on air at the moment, a lot of the guys do.

“It’s a special start, I couldn’t have asked for a better one as captain.”

Morecambe have impressed with bat and ball as old heads Mark Woodhead and Phil Dennison have scored big and new bowlers Eddy Read, a seamer signed from Settle, and Sri Lankan professional Suraj Randiv have taken wickets aplenty.

Dixon said: “You’ve got your more senior, older heads, who’ve been there, seen it and done it and their experience is rubbing off.

“And then there’s the buzz created by bringing Suraj and Eddy in.

“Suraj has brought an extra element of professionalism to the club and that’s rubbing off on a lot of the guys.

“They’re making my life easy as captain by just taking wickets.”

The skipper knows full well however it is early days and is wary of the threat posted by Chorley and all the other sides in the Northern Premier League.

Dixon said: “They’re not a bad side and as I’ve said before anyone can beat anyone.

“We’re just looking to keep the run going and build on the momentum we built up over the bank holiday weekend.”