Sunday, June 03, 2007

Sunday June 3rd Practice & New Team Members?





So 10.00 am we found ourselves at 'The Rec" - a proper cricket pitch owned and maintained by the council only about 400 mtrs from Great Berry. In attendance we had...

Dave
Alex #1
Simon
Naughty
Badger
Nakul
Paul from the IR
Chris
Alex #2
Jack


For the first hour we did some Catching practice followed by some throwing at the stumps and collecting/gathering up the ball. Then we all had a go at batting - 2 overs each and the usual bowlers joined by Alex #2, Chris and Jack three potential new members of the team. I know Chris is definitely up for it, but Alex and Jack I'm not so sure, but they've given me their phone No.s so it looks like they are.
Chris - He bowls - quite fast and fields bats quite well too. Plays for his school as far as I know and has played informally at Great Berry for the last couple of summers. He's just finishing off his GCSE's and hopefully he'll be with us as a regular once they're out of the way.











Jack - He bowls - quite fast and fields quite well too. But his strength seems to be batting some of the others said he bats like classic David Gower. Again plays for his school as far as I know and has played informally at Great Berry for the last couple of summers. He's just finishing off his GCSE's and hopefully he'll be with us as a regular once they're out of the way.






Alex #2 - Again very similar story to the other two but Alex also Keeps Wicket and bowls a bit of spin as well. Again like the others superbly fit, agile and skilled in comparison to the rest of us.

These three lads are going to make a big difference to us as a team if they are selected to play? In the short term I think the existing team members will have priority over playing positions, but if there's any spaces available Capatin Alex is going to select these blokes to play because they are going to make a difference and I know already Captain Alex has got ideas afoot.

Hopefully all three of them are going to be available for the 20/20 match against Sports Science on June 15th 6pm at Welstead Gardens if only to play for a short while in place of anyone who can't be on the pitch for the stat of the match?