With the winter truly upon us and Christmas in most people’s sights, talking turkey has been more on my mind of late than cricket.
However, I just wanted to re-iterate my congratulations to all of the junior cricketers this season on the improved performances, dedication to practice and best of all the enthusiasm you showed in wanting to learn and play cricket. To James Skeldon for winning the Junior Under 13 player of the year award, this was not only for the runs he scored and his tidy wicket keeping but also for his mature captaincy on the field, well done James!
So it is to sunnier climes this week that we watch The Ashes from Brisbane and England’s attempt to win four Ashes series in a row, (now a little harder after the first test result!) this is the pinnacle and the inspiration that we all look towards. It all has to start somewhere, for me it was my local club, just like Sherston many years ago!
Looking ahead we hope to achieve big things next year, firstly we hope to install two new artificial practice pitches ready for the 2014 season, this will be a massive step forward to putting Sherston’s ground and facilities at the cutting edge and allowing safe, practicable hard ball practice.
We are also looking to have Under 11, Under 13 and Under 15 team’s.One of the teams will play in a league and the others will have friendlies and cup matches, again, a further step forward in developing our young talent.
That’s it for me for now and be inspired!