The Training Day held at Kensham Park on Saturday (April 18) can be described in a single word – COMPELLING. It was further evidence (as if any were needed) that the advent of Luandre van Wyke at Kensham Park is going to prove to be a wonderful signing to the benefit of cricketers of all standards at the club. His enthusiasm for the job is there for all to see and he has quickly gained the trust and respect of young and old players alike.
Here’s a view from two players from the opposite end of the playing spectrum with regard to the Training Day.
First up, Paul Nott, that old warrior of many BCC campaigns. He says:
“The training was awesome; very hard indeed for young and old, but just what the doctor ordered. I liked the way that everybody got stuck in, what the coach wanted and the team spirit, player support and general attitude was of the highest order. I was very tired come the end, but I recognise the benefit the session will bring and I enjoyed it very much. It was also a great thrill to be working hard with the future of our club (the likes of Will Birley and Ryan Shrewsberry, who both were clearly putting in the same effort I was. It was a huge success all round.”
Young Birley added:
“That was tough – I don’t think I’ll be getting up on Sunday as every muscle aches. It was pain and fun all rolled into one and I got so much out of it.”
After the fitness session, a two-hour long session that came after a net and fielding session, the players eased their aching bodies into the Kensham Club to enjoy a Race Night that, as ever, went down a real storm. It was the perfect end to a perfect day at the club.