Lapworth Cricket Club – The New Season

The start of the new Cricket season is now just a couple of weeks away, members have been attending since February training at the indoor nets at Solihull College, we have enjoyed record numbers of players attending these sessions under the watchful eye of our new Club Coach Dave Smith. The players are now keen to get into the daylight and hopefully sunshine and get down to the serious business of competitive sport.

The Cotswold Hills League programme commences on Saturday 6th May – Coronation Day – however prior to that we have a number of pre-season friendlies commencing Saturday 15th April when we play Alcester & Ragley with the 1st team travelling to Alcester and the 2nd team hosting at The Melson

The first weekend of the league season starts with the Ist XI entertaining Exhall & Wixford and the second team travelling to Southam. The 3rd team playing in the Warwickshire Cricket League actually get the league season underway – their season starting a week earlier when Nuneaton are the visitors to the Hampton Village ground.

The 1st team have a new skipper in Dave Smith who will combine his role as club coach with the Captaincy, Vice-Captain is Dave Pugh, they will be looking to finish much higher in the CHL Premier Division having last year finished in a relegation spot only to retain their Premier League status after a club withdrawal from the Premier Division. Our 2’s also have a change in leadership with Ben Wright taking on the Captaincy and Tony Davies his VC. The third team hierarchy remains the same with Sam Long as captain and Andy Owen as Vice.

The Sunday team has a full fixture list playing many local teams in Warwickshire and Worcestershire with their first game on 16th April when they entertain the Sportsman CC.  Danish Rana is the Sunday skipper with Dan Moroney his vice-captain.