Hollis Enjoying Challenge Of Top Division

May 16, 2023

[Written by Stephen Wright]

Bermuda batter Dennico Hollis believes he will rise to the challenge of testing himself against higher-calibre bowlers in the Western Premiership One in Scotland this season.

Hollis, who helped Stenhousemuir Cricket Club win the Western Premiership Two title last summer, said there is a step up in class between the two divisions but believes he has adjusted well to the extra demands of the regional top flight.

The 34-year-old has scores of 25, 20 and nought in Stenhousemuir’s three league matches so far this campaign, with his side winning twice and losing once.

Dennico Hollis Cricket May 2023

“Everything is a few notches higher,” said Hollis, who has not been named in Bermuda’s squad for the ICC Americas Men’s T20 World Cup Regional Final to be held on the island in September and October.

“You’re facing quicker bowlers, more skilful bowlers and better batters. You have to take your chances when they come.

“This is what I’ve been waiting for. I usually only experience this level of cricket when I play internationally. It’s a real challenge. You’re facing international players regularly.”

Hollis, who moved to Scotland almost five years ago, has backed his side to achieve at least a mid-table finish.

“We’ve added a few new faces to bolster our squad,” he said. “I think teams have underestimated us a little bit. We’re looking to cause some surprises. I’ll take a fifth-place finish.”

Hollis said he is open to featuring for his local side, Bailey’s Bay, in the Eastern Counties Cup this summer.

“I’d like to see out this season with Stenhousemuir,” he added. “But, if Bay are serious about getting me back for the first round, it’s something to think out. It’s a little early to say at the moment.”

Stenhousemuir, who are third in the table, are away at league leaders M8 Driving Ferguslie this weekend.

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