Wizzy News 18 August 2022

Welcome to this week’s Wizzy News – our weekly roundup of news and events at Wisborough Green Cricket Club. If you missed last week’s edition of Wizzy News, please click here

Junior cricket training

Just a quick reminder that Junior cricket training has officially finished for the season but there will be training for the under 8 – under 14 age groups as usual for those who are still around.

WGCC features and wins at Sussex Grassroots Cricket Awards presented at the County Ground on Sun 14th August

WGCC was well represented for the Sussex Grassroots Awards with 3 extremely worthy nominations for different categories as follows :

Sarah Meurer – Inspire to Play (for so successfully organising and encouraging a new audience of cricket players with the development of the girls and women sections)

Alen Lang – Coach of the Year (for enthusing an enormous number of U5s, U6s and U7s (a record 75 registrations in 2022) to have fun and enjoy cricket which he has done for the last 8 years)

Peter Klein – Outstanding Contribution to Coaching (Peter has been exceptional in coaching the juniors over the last 15 years at all age groups including more recently the women’s team)

It was fantastic to see the massive individual contributions by Sarah, Alen and Peter to WGCC being recognised by Sussex Cricket and all were more than deserving of winning their categories. The awards were presented by Rob Andrew (CEO of Sussex Cricket) during the interval of the Sussex vs Surrey 50 over match at the County Ground in Hove on Sunday 14th August with a few other members of the Club present.

As the drum rolled for the winner of the first category it was delightful to hear Alen’s name being read out as winner of the Coach of the Year award

Coach of the year award presented to Alen Lang by Sussex Cricket Foundation Chair Jon Filby

Many congratulations to Alen for this great achievement and for the countless hours you have put in to help and encourage countless young players to engage with and enjoy the game of cricket. Many thanks must also go to his able assistants, including his daughter Ella, who help out every week with the large group of young players.

Without the outstanding individual contributions such as those shown by Sarah, Alen and Peter and all the other volunteers who put so much time and effort into suppporting WGCC and the players it simply would not be the same thriving, fun and successful Club that it is today.

End of Season awards – a date for your diary

Friday 30th Sept is our end of season Dinner and Awards evening featuring the one and only DJ PTer Mattock – not to be missed…

Player songs

Our music maestro Peter Mattock has compiled a list of songs for a number of our players. The tune featured was top of the music charts when that particular player was born. How prophetic was the tune for the player ? Click on the name below to reveal the song for the player

Tarni Dixon

Alan Law

Ash Clark

James Newman

Dan Vickery

Martin Hopkins

Jonny Farmer

James Rainford

Jamie Self

Nick Klein

DJ Dominique

Joey Calder Smith

Hugo March

Will Dixon

Darren Hunter

Chris Francis

Josh Dixon

Chris Marshall

Ben Thatcher

Steve Calder Smith

Team selections

Our First X1 and Second X1 are both in action this weekend – please click here for the team selections. Because of the condition of the outfield at Wisborough Green, the First X1 will be playing their ‘home’ game at Warnham Cricket Club .

Spotted at Hove

Following Josh Dixon’s appearance for Sussex at Hove a few weeks ago we are delighted to be able to show some exclusive footage of a few of our senior players in action on the hallowed turf. Lifelong ambition fulfilled. Well done lads ! Please Click here for this Wizzy News exclusive …

Spotted out and about …..

Click on the video links below

What Wisborough Green senior cricketers get up to when they can’t play cricket on a Saturday afternoon …

Just got my 3 month training programme for my first Park Run. Wish me luck …

How it started ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. How it’s going

That’s it for this week.

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If there is anything we need to know – you know where to find us !

Have a great cricketing week