This is my first year with the club so I’d no idea what to expect from Walmley’s cricket coaching. I joined the club last April to score for the Saturday 1st Team. Since the end of the season, I’ve been working on the website and dealing with the bookings. I had no idea what to expect from Walmley’s Winter Coaching so I thought I’d go along and see for myself, as well as helping with the paperwork to make sure everything started smoothly.
Friday at Landau Forte Academy QEMS
It’s been a busy weekend for our coaching as we started our winter nets on Friday evening at Landau Forte Academy QEMS with our Academy training followed by Senior Nets. It was good to see the turn out for senior nets.
Saturday at Landau Forte
Sunday at Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School
On Sunday we moved closer to home at Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School Sports Hall where Mo Sheikh, Tariq Mohammed, Sap Chagar, Onkar Chagar, Craig Hutchings and Rob Hutchings took on the job of coaching various sessions between 9:45am and 9pm! Next week former Warwickshire Women cricketer Liz Smart will be back coaching the girls.
The morning was taken up by two girls only sessions. At midday, our one-to-ones started with Mo Sheikh, Tariq Mohammed and Onkar Chagar where both junior and senior players had the opportunity to improve their technique. Next week Martin Hoffman will also be offering one-to-ones, and we are expanding the hours for Sheikhy and Onkar.
Our first session of the afternoon saw our youngest players learning to field with two hands and throw with one as well as starting to develop a bowling action. Some of these children first experienced cricket last summer at All Stars and for others this was their first taste.
As the afternoon continued, the age of the participants increased, with the last session being for year 9-12 players.
Thanks to all our coaches and players for their participation over the weekend. I hope everyone had as enjoyable time as I did.
Starting on Sunday we’re going to have a few more one-to-one sessions available, along with some specialist batting sessions with Tariq Mohammed and bowling sessions with Mo Sheikh for years 5 to year 10. They are available to book now.
Next Sunday (27th January) we have the following one-to-one sessions still available:
Onkar Chagar 10:45-11:45am and 2-3pm
Martin Hoffman 2-3pm
Mo Sheikh 10:45-11:45am and 12-1pm