On 5th & 6th May, WCC plan to travel to Italy, albeit a 120km further south of Lodi, to Parma. where we will play two cricket matches against our friends Idle CC at Jaguar Parma Cricket Ground.
WCC captain, Tom Mampilly, reports on the first practice of the season.
I am happy and exicited to report the first successful event for WCC this season, the club's first practice session. We had 17 WCC members joining, twelve were existing members and there were
five new members to the WCC family!
Rehman Fazal deserves a special mention for joining the practice session from Lugano (3 hrs travel), as does Vinit Gupta for making it for the session before catching a flight!
Eleven of the 17 were able to practice both batting and bowling, while most of the regular bowlers focused on bowling.
We did some fielding drills and in parallel some nets practice. We also managed get some bowling and batting on the playing pitch.
Considering the number of members attended and the interest shown in training, I have requested, Chris Lodge (Swiss National Team and ECB certified coach) to train/coach us every Wednesday. Chris and I will work closely in the next few days to work out a plan.
I would urge all of the young and "not so young" aspiring, excited, motivated and energised WCC players to attend Wednesday sessions regularly, we will try to create some match like situations
for bowling and batting.
Tom Mampily (078 784 0407)