Peter Forrest looks towards the next year for Hawkesbury Cricket Club

It has been a strange start for Hawkesbury Cricket Club in the 2019/20 season as it's top two grades have suffered heavy injury.

"It's not been too bad," said First Grade captain and club coach, Peter Forrest.

Leader: Hawkesbury Cricket Club's Peter Forrest at the club's home field, Owen Earle Oval. Picture: Geoff Jones.

Leader: Hawkesbury Cricket Club's Peter Forrest at the club's home field, Owen Earle Oval. Picture: Geoff Jones.

"You need to be able to bowl teams out and that's what we haven't been able to do. We have bowlers returning so hopefully we can start winning."

The club has improved quite a lot at the shorter forms of the game, as Forrest expected them too.

"When I took over we had a very young club," said Forrest. "I always thought we would be better at T20 before the two-day matches. Which we have been ... hopefully going to the finals for T20.

"The club as a whole is improving and our member base has grown, this year, including a Sixth Grade.

"We have even had interest in the female side of the sport."

Forrest has acknowledged that there is still a lot of improving for the club to do and long term he wants Hawkesbury to improve in two-day matches.

"At the back-end of this season I want to see us bowl teams out ... you can't out bat them," he said.

"With so many flat wickets across Sydney it is a massive advantage to be able to bowl teams out.

"We have exciting talent and started to show our ability at the T20 level, so now we want to develop it further into the other forms.

"I'd like to finish somewhere mid-table ... and in the club championships ... I wan tot see us charging up that ladder.

"To be playing more finals and keep developing in the premier competition is what we want to see.

"Green Shield (Under 16's) is about to kick off ... they're the future of the club so hopefully we can keep them together and help them grow.

"16-year-old Nivvi Radhakrishnan and Pat Moore, who i think is under 20-years-old, are opening the batting in First Grade and actually scoring runs which is great to see.

"We have a really good young group who are just starting to learn their trade.

"The future looks good if we can nurture the talent and to help them improve."

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