WORCESTERSHIRE head coach Kevin Sharp has launched a rallying call to Pears fans and said the club’s aim of becoming an established Division One side remained undiminished despite their relegation from the top flight after one season.
While it will be a season to remember because of the club’s Vitality Blast triumph and topping the North Group in the Royal London One-Day Cup, the Pears have once again been demoted to the second division at the first time of asking.
The county have held their own on many occasions in the Championship without seizing the ‘key moments’ in several games when in the driving seat.
But Sharp said the players would learn from the experiences and be determined to return stronger than ever with a view to gaining promotion in 12 months’ time.
“Although we are bottom of the Championship, we have competed very well. There have been a few times where we just haven’t been able to get over the line and sometimes seize the key moments in games,” he said.
“In our previous home game against Surrey, we’ve gone toe to toe with the county champions so that shows what we can do.
“It is not to be this year but everyone will learn from it. There is still a lot to learn as we go on, lots of experiences to have.
“It will be some more knowledge in the bank for everyone and they will come back scrapping with a view to getting promoted again and staying in that top division. That’s what the club wants to do and that’s what the players want to do.”