Prince looking to for Lancashire success

April 18, 2013 at 2:42 pm 3 comments

South African batsman Ashwell Prince believes Lancashire are in a great position to be able to secure promotion back to Division One at the first time of asking.

Playing as the county’s overseas player last summer, the South African was part of the Lancashire side that were tipped in betting news to do well but surprisingly suffered relegation to Division Two after a disappointing County Championship.

This season, though, the batsman has signed a new two-year deal to play for the Red Rose as a Kolpak player, and has made it clear his full focus in on playing for Lancashire.

Following Prince’s last appearance for South African in 2011, the Proteas have gone onto dominate the Test game, reaching the top of the world rankings following a 15-match unbeaten run.

The left-hander averaged over 40 during his 66 Test career, but even that impressive record hasn’t been enough to fight his way back into the South Africa side and younger batsman have now climbed ahead of Prince in the pecking order.

With the current Test team playing so well, Prince has reluctantly accepted his international cricket days are over. That won’t be the worst news for Lancashire fans, with the 35-year old now fully focused on helping the county achieve promotion at the first attempt this season. Prince certainly believes that is a real possibility this season with the quality players in this Lancashire squad, a view backed up by cricket betting news writers.

“I don’t have anything to prove to anyone back home. I still think I’m good enough to play Test cricket. My record is there and if people don’t have the belief in me anymore then there’s nothing more I can do. I’m here and I’m committed to playing for Lancashire.”

“The addition of Simon Katich, as well as the other new recruits, has made the squad stronger. We are where we are and we’ve got a job to do to get back,” admitted the batsman.


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