Cricket club offers coaching

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Rye Cricket Club has announced details of its 2016 Winter Coaching programme. Rye Cricket Club, a member of the Sussex Premier League, last season fielded 5 Colts teams, playing in the Ashford and District League and the Sussex Junior Cricket Festival. The coaching programme is for both girls and boys and the Club is proud that two girl members now play for Sussex. The Colts section is primarily to promote the enjoyment of playing cricket.

The Cricket Club is pleased to offer Winter Coaching Courses to accommodate the growing number of Colts. These start on Tuesday February 9 and Wednesday February 10 for 10 sessions. The Final Sessions  are April 12 and April 13, then signing on evening Friday April 29. The Summer Coaching Programme starts on Friday May 6 at The Rye Cricket Salts.

Tuesdays 7:30 -8:30pm for ages Years 7-8 and 8:30 -9:30pm for ages Years 9-13

Wednesdays 6-7pm Primary Aged – Years 4 / 5 / 6.

The coaching in 2016 will be augmented by the use of a Bowling Machine.The arrangements are as follows: The venue is Rye Sports Centre. The coaches are Ollie Rhys-Jones / Ed Jury / Ben Clifton (ECB Level 1 Coaches) Martin Blincow / James Hamilton / John MacKenzie (Level 2 ECB Coaches) Russell Wyatt (ECB Level 3 Coach). The courses will involve group coaching and Nets. The Bowling machine will be used Tuesday evenings. Equipment will be provided but children are welcome to bring their own. Parents, please make sure items are clearly labelled with your child’s name.

The cost will be £50. To reserve a place please make cheques payable to Rye Cricket Club, and send to: Mr M. Blincow, 38, Cadborough Cliff, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7EB

Please return the forms by Tuesday February 2. If you have not previously been on a Rye Coaching Course, please put your address on the cheque, and Martin Blincow will send you a registration form.

The coaching programme has been instrumental in the Club’s rise to playing in the Sussex Premier Cricket League. This winter one of those former colts has taken an opportunity to develop his cricket skills by playing in Australia. He is playing for Port Melbourne Cricket Club. Harry Smeed’s trip to Australia has started very strongly, playing for Port Melbourne 1st eleven in two-day games carried over two weekends. Harry has completed 3 games: one win, one loss and a rained off second day meaning the game ended in a draw. Harry has taken 13 wickets in the three games although only bowling in two of them, with two 5-wicket hauls. He has also had a score of 40 in his first match and recently, batting at number 3, scored 21 as Port Melbourne registered their second win of the season, thanks to a fine performance by Smeed. It has also given him the opportunity to catch up with some old friends notably with Sandun Dias a previous overseas player for Rye Cricket Club who played four seasons here, and he too  is playing in Melbourne this winter. The change in culture and weather has been a great experience so far. Living close to the city and experiencing everything Melbourne has to offer, Smeed is hoping to keep his fine performances rolling in and we look forward to his return for the start of the new season in April.

For all information and further details please contact:

Martin Blincow
Rye Cricket Club
Junior Section Manager
01797 224999
07535 482006
blincsfamily@aol.com

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