In-form Crook revels in Steelbacks’ return to form

Steven Crook made a hard-hitting 40 in the defeat of Warwickshire
Steven Crook made a hard-hitting 40 in the defeat of Warwickshire

Steven Crook was the star of the show in the defeat of Warwickshire and he admitted to be delighted with the Steelbacks’ twin Bank Holiday victories.

The Bears were eased aside to the tune of 36 runs at the County Ground with Crook following his rapid 40 from number six with career best bowling figures of 5-40.

And the form he had displayed in all cricket, coupled with the results the team have been producing, has left him a happy man.

He said: “I think after the disappointment of the first couple of games it’s nice to come out and win back-to-back games to get us some momentum in this competition and I think we’re still in it.

“It’s really good and very pleasing.”

The win against Warwickshire built on the good work from the day before, something that Crook was well aware of.

He continued: “We knew that we had to work hard and we’ve focused a lot in training on the buzz around the ring.

“We spoke a lot in the winter and over the last couple of weeks about how we could improve, a good couple of wins over the weekend and hopefully we can move forward now into the next round of games and get another couple of points.”

As for his own performances, Crook has taken to the number six role in some style and it’s a position that he would like to sample a bit more of.

“I’m really pleased to be up the order,” he said.

“Obviously in Championship cricket I’m down the order a bit and it’s something I’d really like to do, to get up the order in all competitions.”