Sunday 10th April
Because I never recieved my old diary back after it was confiscated by my dear mother, I took a trip to the local newsagency and bought a new one, with a padlock and mother proof alarm with added mace spray.
The interesting news I bring to you diary, is that the CW A side has been announced for the tour of Indian and Pakistan during the off season. I was lucky enough to have sneeked into the squad. Heres how it reads.
DP Richards (C)
AP Chaulk +
A Lezama +
It should be a swell tour, and particularly interesting because of the huge amount of young players from various development teams. Our captain is Dave Richards, the old left arm orthodox bowler from CW Black, who seems to come across as a keen cricketer with an astute mind for the game. Niel Pickup is our coach as Richard Dickson is on paternity leave. Supposedly his wife wants him to be at home so she can hold his hand while HE gives birth. Dont ask...I have no idea. Rob Dauth will handle the cooking. I'm not sure if he can handle it, but he has lived in a boarding school for a while, so he at least has some experience of producing large quantaties of sub-standard tucker.
It was released from the CWBCC that we are to be sharing hotel rooms throughout the tour. Sean Bennet tried unsuccessfully to hide his excitement at the prospect of this. Again, dont ask. Supposedly it is to improve team harmony and an opportunity to get to know other players better. I also believe it was for financial reasons as well. Perhaps some work for new PA rep Nath Patrick.
Anyway looking forward to our first FC match against Karnataka in India.