Ex Glamorgan quickie to spearhead 2016 attack.
By Jim Law



Cheshire's 2016 Unicorns County Championship Campaign has been boosted by the signing of ex-Glamorgan quickie Will Owen for the season ahead.

Chairman of Cricket, Andy Newton announced the timely coup as Cheshire prepare to launch an assault on both one day and three day formats in 2016.

The 26 year old Welsh ace from Prestatyn joins the County having spent eight years playing for Glamorgan, debuting in 2007 and cementing his place four years later.

Owen took over 30 first class wickets for the Dragons and was considered a major prospect before the rigours of continual county cricket took their toll and he was forced to step down in 2015.

Now, fully refreshed, Owen joins a new look Cheshire side which under the guidance of new skipper, Lee Dixon, looks an exciting proposition.

"We're delighted that Will is joining us for 2016," said Dixon, "His pace will bring a new edge to our attack, he's a proven batsman too and with a young side champing at the bit for the year ahead, his experience will be vital in helping our progression."

Owen is also linking up with his County skipper at Chester Boughton Hall for the 2016 season.

"It's important to us that he'll be playing his cricket in the Cheshire County League," continued Dixon. "He'll see first-hand what we have available and in addition to Cheshire's 1st XI he'll also be supporting our Development side and providing coaching."

Owen is relishing the challenge. "Having spent a lot of time talking with Lee and Andy (Newton), it's clear what the County is looking to build and I'm excited to be a part of it".

Cheshire's campaign gets underway with four Knock-out Trophy one day, group games during April and May before the three day Championship games get underway.