“The ground is looking great. Play-on have also made some changes and we're all set for the new season. ”
Tom Nicoll 1st XI Skipper
New Level 2 Coaches and Support Workers
Great to report that the Midd has 6 new ECB Level 2 Coaches for the 2017 outdoor Season. Achieving this qualification involves approx. 40 hours of coursework, supported practices and final assessment. The new L2 Coaches are David Boyd, Adam Frais, Mike and Alex Harris, Joe Kohler and Doug Teesdale.
We also have some helpers who have passed the ECB one day Coach Support Worker course during the Winter. We are checking on final names but know for sure that Luke Hollman (U16), Hugh Teesdale (U17), Jeetendra Solanki and Gerald Clark are amongst them.
The Club is enormously grateful to all these volunteers for the time and effort they have invested for our benefit. Congratulations Guys.
We are always looking to extend our pool of qualified coaches. If anyone would like more info on future coach education courses please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Season rapidly approaching
Our First XI kick off their Premier League Season with a home 50/50 over clash with Finchley on 6 May. Our 2s, 3s, 4s and 5s start their Leagues on the same day.
Before then all Senior teams will be involved in friendlies as follows -
1st XI v Hornsey
Hornsey v 2nd XI
Knebworth Park v 3rd XI
4th XI v 5th XI (Peter May)
Hampstead v 1st XI
2nd XI v Hampstead
3rd XI v Hampstead
Pacific v 4th XI
Junior practices start on 21/22 April and our U15s have a home cup tie against Hampstead on the evening of 21 April. Our other Junior sides will be in action the following week.
Curry Night 29 April
The start of Season Curry Night will be held in the Pavilion after the matches on that day. All are welcome including Juniors likely to play in our Senior sides this Season. More details will be posted on the website soon.
2017 Overseas Player
James Parslow from NZ (but with a British Passport) will be arriving in London on 26 April. A feature on him will be posted on the website after then. As well as being a quality top order bat, James is a Level 2 equivalent Coach and has a sports coaching and management degree. He will be helping to run our coaching programmes. James will also be available to hire for 1 to 1 Coaching once he has settled in; contact details to follow
New Bowling Machine
The Club has bought a new Bola bowling machine which will be available for use by authorised members, subject to strict guidelines. Initially we were intending to soldier on with our current machine. However, when we approached Bola to provide some spare parts, they asked for its serial number. Armed with that, they checked and discovered that our machine was sold to the person who eventually donated it to the Club on 15 June 1992. We thought that after nearly 25 years its race was surely run!
Updated 22:19 - 13 Apr 2017 by Richard Nicoll