Hassocks management duo confident all players will re-sign

Phil Wickwar and Mark Dalgleish. Broadbridge Heath v Hassocks. Picture by Phil Westlake SUS-160603-214835001
Phil Wickwar and Mark Dalgleish. Broadbridge Heath v Hassocks. Picture by Phil Westlake SUS-160603-214835001
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Phil Wickwar has said he and joint Hassocks boss Mark Dalgleish are confident all players will re-sign for 2016/17 season.

Hassocks had 50 people turn up to the first pre-season training session, but the management duo are still working on getting some new faces in at The Beacon.

Wickwar told Middy sport: “We were caught out on first pre season session when nearly 50 people turned up!

“Mark and I are working hard on a few new faces as well but it’s frustrating because it seems people can’t give you honest answers.”

But Wickwar is delighted with the pitch at the Beacon.

He said: “The pitch is looking good. That’s a testament to Alan John’s summer work.”

The management pair became opponents at the weekend on the cricket field.

Wickwar was wicketkeeper for Burgess Hill second XI while Dalgleish was opening for St James II in the Sussex Cricket League second XI Division 3 (East) game.

Burgess Hill scored 167 all out with Wickwar getting a duck, but before Dalgliesh could get padded up, the rain came down and the match was abandoned.

Before the match Wickwar said: “We are both a little competitive as the lads find out in training, so should be fun.”

Hassocks’s friendly schedule:

first Team: Whitehawk away, July 12, 7.30pm.

Lewes home July 19 7.45pm.

Upper Beeding away at TD Shipley July 23 3pm ko.

Burgess Hill home July 26 7.45pm. Ann John Memorial Cup. TBA away 30th July

Under 21s: Eastbourne Town home, August 8, 7.30pm

Newhaven Town away, August 15 kick-off TBA.

Balcombe home, August 18, 7.45pm.

Surrey Uni late August early September TBA home.

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