The sun is shining, the sediment is settling and a Moreton Bay Bug slowly emerges from the gloom. It shakes off the mud, stretches it's crusty limbs and finds that it is strong.
The Moreton Bug Buggers are back for 2013 and we are all pretty happy about it. Things are new at the Bugs in both the leadership department and the personnel section.
After years of the Bug captaincy being passed down in an almost hereditary fashion, the empire is over and a new triumvirate has risen to steady the Buggers on their new path.
In 2012 the Moreton Bay Buggers are proud to have a new strong and balanced leadership team:
Team Captain - Trevor Lovering
Team Vice Captain - Tim Johnson
Tactical consultant - Adam Beu
We think that our leadership team members all bring some specific interests and talents, and together they will do a great job during the season. Their off season rebuilding efforts have proven to be impressive.
The season 1 2013 Bugs return 8 players from the grand finalist line up of season 2 2012, and have added 5 players to round out the team.
Special mention needs to be made of a few players.
Tony Ross returns for the Bugs and marks his 10th season competing with the competitions most successful club. Only 9 of the 79 guys who have played for the Bugs have reached the 10 season milestone, 3 of those guys are playing this season.
4 men join the team for their first season with the Buggers.
MBB76 Simon Copland
MBB77 Sholto Forbes
MBB78 Zev Permack
MBB79 Luke Sturgess
The total team list can be found at the top of the page. Despite the excellent injection of new blood the Bugs have plenty of strong connections with an average of over 6 seasons per player with the team, the second highest in the 24 team history.
Like all the teams in the BPL it will all come down to how well the players connect and execute the team system. The Bugs are ready for the challenge.