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Haverhill change coaching set-up ahead of winter nets




Joe Woodley bowling for Haverhill
Joe Woodley bowling for Haverhill

Haverhill Cricket Club will have a new-look coaching set-up when it starts pre-season in earnest on Monday (January 12).

The club has made the changes ahead of the start of its winter nets in a bid to enhance its chances of bouncing back from relegation to Division Two.

The club has reshuffled its senior coaching programme and personnel with head coach Adam Dellar now solely focused on extending his already impressive start to the junior set up.

Senior players will take on the coaching duties with the adult teams, all of which will be co-ordinated by club captain Joe Woodley and committee member Graham Salmonese.

More experienced players such as Nigel Brunning, Martyn Wilkins, Dan Poole and James Smith will take players through various, targeted batting and bowling exercises with the aim of improving their techniques and performances.

Woodley said: “We felt that Adam (Dellar) can’t do it by himself and we felt this year we needed to spread it about more and give people the chance to work on their own game rather than just being in the nets and left to their own devices.

“This programme offers players greater ownership over their own development.

“The vast demographic of the club is young, hungry and progressive individuals and they are starting to buy into what I want to achieve.

“This starts in earnest in January with the beginning of our Winter Training Programme and nets.

“We are focusing on providing enjoyment, dynamism, intensity and a challenging environment.

“We are trying our best to open up our scope and really push hard to recruit players who love cricket in the surrounding area.

“The social side of the club is amazing and we actively welcome players of all abilities, backgrounds and age.

“It would awesome to have new people attend and come to see what cricket in the town is all about.

“We have a second ground on its way, so this is a great opportunity to join a growing and local club.

“If you have ever wanted to play affordable cricket, now is the time.”

Sessions run from 7-9pm for 12 weeks from Monday 12th January at Samuel Ward Upper School in the Sports Barn. For new players, the first session is free as a taster.

For more Information, please email haverhillcc@outlook.com, call 01440 761575 or visit the website www.Haverhillcricketclub.co.uk.

•For their first game of the 2015 Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division Two season, Haverhill take on Easton at Manor Road on Saturday April 18, followed one week later by a trip to Exning.

•In Division Four, Haverhill II start their campaign on April 18 by renewing their rivalry with Witham II - both teams having been promoted from Division Five.

The following Saturday they have a home match against Abberton.



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