Honest captain Ed Foster has issued an honest appraisal of Shropshire’s Minor Counties season and insisted: “We should be doing better.”
Yesterday’s rain-affected draw against Devon at Whitchurch left Shropshire in fourth place in the Western Division table.
Shropshire had an outside chance of the title heading into the last game but Foster is demanding more.
“I’m a very hard person to satisfy and, unless we have won a trophy, you will very rarely hear from me that we’ve done well,” he said.
“It was a tricky season with the rain and there have been some good individual performance at times. But if you look at the stats at the end of the season, there is nothing to really write home about. I think people could be performing better.
“It would be good to get a few people out of their comfort zones at their clubs and doing well. We continue to frustrate ourselves and not do as well as I feel we should do.”
Foster – who described Sunday’s collapse which saw Shropshire lose seven wickets in 13 overs and slump to 35-8 as “some of the worst cricket I’ve ever witnessed” – admitted limited personnel options is a key factor.
“Such is availability, we don’t have enough competition and that is massive,” he added. “Guys in the side enjoy playing for Shropshire but we don’t have enough people knocking on the door.”