2013 CLUB RACE NIGHT - Saturday June 22nd

Back by Popular Demand!! The cricket club is staging the 2013 Race Night to coincide with the end of Royal Ascot on Saturday June 22nd from 8:00pm.

Ladies are encouraged to wear hats, with the best being rewarded a prize, and there will be a complimentary cocktail for each lady.

We will need sponsors and prizes for each race so please let your captain know if you can help in this area. The bar will, of course, be open and a BBQ is planned.

Please support your committee by attending and helping raise much needed funds for your cricket club. More details will follow but for now, save the date!

 

 

Nets tonight rained off!

 

 

Professionally coached nets start this Tuesday 6.30pm

Our summer nets programme starts tomorrow night at the club from 6.30 until 8.30 with our head coach Dean Carter. These nights will be focussed upon improving all facets of the game including fielding and specific drills will be incorporated into the sessions. These are open to ALL to attend and we want to encourage everyone to get involved with the coaching. These sessions will be charged at £3 per session to allow us to cover the cost of the hire of our coach. We feel as a club that this is fantastic opportunity for all involved with the club and a great way for us to push the club forward in the right direction.

 

We will also still be running sessions on a Thursday night as we have done in the past. Dean will not be attending these sessions and they will have the format that we have had over the last few seasons. These will be a standard net sessions for those who wish to get some specific batting or bowling practice ahead of the weekend games.

 

Also, as with last season we will have the bar open whilst the sessions are running on a Tuesday and Thursday night. We see this as a great opportunity to have a drink with your teammates after a practice session.

 

Thanks, WBCC Committee

Fixture Lists

Fixture lists for the 2013 season for the 1sts, 2nds and 3rds are available under Senior Cricket on the menu above. The lists include all friendlies, league and midweek games, plus the all important fixture against the President's XI.

Make sure to note down when you're games are so you can plan your holidays, weddings and parties on the one weekend off! First games start this month, with the last concluding at the start of September.

View From The Coach

Well with only 4 weeks Tuesday until our first outdoor net and snowmen on the outfield its time for me it’s time for me to give a progress update on how nets are going.

Last night we had the largest turn out this winter which is great to see, especially with a number of young players turning out the future looks bright. What has stood out for me is the commitment and work rate of the lad who have come into the first team net, regardless of age and experience everyone is knuckling down and getting involved. On the 'pitch' while I rarely like to single out individuals Mike Black and Martin Newman have looked top class and bang in form which bodes well as they are the clubs opening batsman for the 1s. I’d have to say from a bowling point of view the whole unit are going through the gears nicely and proving a testing proposition for the batters.

I was pleased to see one of the young second team lads batting in the 1s net last night and this is something I’m keen to see continue as its vital for the club to prepare our younger players for the demands of 1st team cricket.

Let’s keep up the good work chaps with indoor sessions running Wednesday the 17th of April and senior 1st team squad* practise starting on Tuesday the 16th it’s a great week to get some extra work in and get ready for what is shaping up to be a wonderful season.

Coach Carter

* 1st team squad is not an exclusive term if you are a second team player pushing to break into the 1st team I’d love to see you guys down as well

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