Stanhope stalwart Matt Evans will lead the Lions' charge next Goulburn Murray Cricket season as their coach.OLIVER CAFFREY July 4, 2014 3:15am
Stanhope life member Matt Evans will lead the Goulburn Murray Cricket club into a new era.
Evans has been appointed club coach of the Lions for the upcoming 2014-15 season.
Stanhope failed to win a game last season and finished on the bottom of the ladder.
The Lions’ cause wasn’t helped when initial captain-coach Alec Young made a late move to skipper Cricket Shepparton club Kyabram.
Stanhope president Daryl Harrison said after a trying season, the club was confident of better times ahead with Evans in charge.
‘‘We were probably biding our time a bit last year, appointing Alec Young and then having him jump ship to Ky was a big loss,’’ Harrison said.
‘‘It hurt us recruiting wise, but we filled the breach late knowing we probably weren’t going to win a game and just bit the bullet for next season.
‘‘I took on the coaching role, Steve Hall was captain, it was a tough season, but we’re confident of getting a few more players in and hopefully an overseas player to give us a bit of a boost.
‘‘Matt’s got the club at heart and we’re looking forward to a big season with him.’’
Evans, 41, has played in multiple premierships, claimed a number of club championships and been an integral part of the Lions’ top-order for years.
He has also been heavily involved at Stanhope Football Club and has played more than 300 senior Kyabram District Football League games, along with a stint at Nagambie.
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