Do You Want to Play for Churchdown Cricket Club?

Has Anyone Ever You to Play for Your Local Cricket Team - But Were Unsure - This Blog is for You

If you have ever thought of dusting off the old school cricket cap, or donning those musty whites after a long time away from the game, or digging those yellowing pads out of the loft? Perhaps you have never been near the crease much since those games lessons, but have a burning desire to imitate your schoolboy heroes. Or maybe you day dream of the quintessential sound of leather on willow on a summer’s afternoon. There maybe many reasons why you have not acted on those impulses, let em tell you how it was for me, a forty-something, coming to local cricket.

The Fear

I am a recent arrival in Churchdown, well 6 or more years now and counting, but it feels relatively new when you are around those who grew up here.

Out of the blue I was asked if I wanted to play cricket for Churchdown Cricket Club. As someone who loves the game, but had donned whites less than half a dozen times since leaving school, it seemed a daunting prospect. Let me share my thoughts.

Am I Good Enough?

It was my son that came home from school and revealed that our local side was short of players. Having been sufficiently involved in sport at the organisation al level, I knew that a team short of players is frustrating for those involved, and that I would want to help if I could. My first, and overriding thought was simple – “Am I good Enough”.

It’s all those thoughts, will I look odd bumbling about in the field, dropping catches, getting out first ball, balling on the wicket next to us,

The Fear

I am a recent arrival in Churchdown, well 6 or more years now and counting, but it feels relatively new when you are around those who grew up here.

Out of the blue I was asked if I wanted to play cricket for Churchdown Cricket Club. As someone who loves the game, but had donned whites less than half a dozen times since leaving school, it seemed a daunting prospect. Let me share my thoughts.