Monday, April 23, 2007

Imminent Dates

27 Days to go Australia & New Zealand (teachers) V MPA 1st XI

Before you read on have a look at the Harrowdrive website - it's quite interesting today....

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Posted: 22 Apr 2007 03:06 AM CDT
A perfect example of how to practice bowling.

I've updated the team profile and we've got a new player - Nakul, currently batting at No.10 until Alex says otherwise. Nakul also bowls quite well so our bowling capacity increases and tonight over at Great Berry he was throwing some spin, so there may be the chance that we might have 2 spin bowlers? I don't know how Alex is going to play it but it looks to me as though we could field 2 leg spin bowlers, 2 Medium pace bowlers and 2 fast bowlers. So if you bowl - this coming Saturday we could find ourselves with easily 9 or 10 fielders bowling against 2 blokes in the crease as in a real life game situation. So this is one session you do not want to miss out on! If you bowl this is your chance to prove your worth because the queue to be a bowler is growing and bowling it seems is definitely our strength. I'll keep a tally of the stats and post them on here after the game. After last weeks farcical attempts at batting I'm putting my money on us bowling the whole team out for less than 75 again with the exception of Richard Sainsbury?

Saturday 28th April
10.00 - 12.00 Great Berry Open Space Scheduled Practice session
12.00 - 13.00 Net Practice

Saturday 12th May
10.00 - 12.00 Great Berry Open Space Scheduled Practice session
12.00 - 13.00 Net Practice

Sunday 20th May
Aussies & Kiwis
MPA First XI
50 Overs Match
Welstead Gardens
Westcliff On Sea

Sunday 27th May
10.00 - 14.00 Great Berry Open Space Scheduled Practice Session
Re-grouping and re-think on post match strategy.

Friday 1st June
Sports Science
MPA First XI
(3 Match series)
20/20 Match
Welstead Gardens
Westcliff On Sea

* Almost every evening across this period there will be a few of us practicing out on Great Berry. Generally a handful of us get together for a more informal practice in the interim weekend on the Sunday. If you want to get involved and get some time in at the crease and face some balls come along. Either text/phone me or email me at work or on my personal email address.
Tonights practice session under grey skies was taken fairly easily with Ian and Nakul. Again in a practice session with no necessity to try and get runs Ian blocked everything I was throwing at him and also demonstrated with his technique and timing he could have done a lot more which is a bit worrying. It looks as though at best I could have limited his runs, but I wouldn't have been able to establish how good he was until he'd hit me a few times and scored a few runs. He's good so all the time he's there willing to stand in front of the stumps he offers very good practice opportunities.