I am writing this latest update with very mixed emotions. I have great sadness in my heart as my Dad, a massive influence on me and my life in cricket, passed away this weekend. RIP Dad.
I also have real pride in some of the young cricketers that I am so lucky to be working with.
Laura Wolvaardt recently won CSA U19 Ladies Cricketer of the Year Award up at The Wanderers in Johannesburg. This will be the first of many great accolades for this wonderful young cricketer.
I am also incredibly proud of my son, Ben, who recently spent almost 6 weeks in Jersey and the UK involved in the ICC European U15 Division 1 championship. He represented Jersey who came third overall behind Ireland and Scotland and beat The Netherlands in the process. It was so good that my Dad could see his grandson playing in such a fantastic event and performig so well. He was very proud of Ben too.
Last week some of our U14 and U15 players were involved in the Northern Districts T20 Fairmont Tournament. We defended our trophy in fine style with some excellent individual efforts but moreover with a fantastic team spirit and effort, particularly in the final match where we won a nail-biter off the last ball against a strong Chesterhouse School team. Well done to the boys and thank you for representing us in such an exemplary manner both on and off the pitch. Also, thanks to the hardy supporters who dealt with some early starts,traffic and cool conditions!
Both the HPC and Academy Summer timetables commence from today, 30th September.
As usual, as boys return to school, we will no doubt have a few teething problems as school timetables change. However, we do have some capacity for changes so please contact Laurie via e-mail below regarding any moves required.
We are all looking forward to some excellent cricket over the next few months so keep up the good work and really go out to enjoy your cricket and play to your best ability.
Yours in cricket,
The Complete Cricketer team.