Written by Scott Campbell   
Sunday, 17 February 2019 00:00

Inverclyde Pre Season Training gets under way


Inverclyde Cricket Club recently held its AGM when reports were given on the 2018 season and plans made for 2019.

Cammy Gunn topped the batting averages for 2018 with an average of 63 and a top score of 111 not out.  Captain Dave Cooke (325 runs) and Douglas Pilkington (35 average), David Thomson, Stuart Callison and Scott Campbell also had good figures for the season.

In bowling Tom Watson was the chief wicket taker with the best economy figures, well backed up by Paul Singh, Cammy Gunn and David Mudie, the latter starting the season as wicketkeeper but ending as an added bowling threat.


For 2019 David Thomson takes over as captain from Dave Cooke who has stepped down after 5 seasons at the helm, with Gareth James as vice captain and Scott Campbell team manager.


Inverclyde will continue to play in the Western District Cricket Union’s Division 4 in 2019, and have this year entered a Development XI that will be called Gourock Park into the midweek league to give juniors and seniors more opportunity to play the game.  There is therefore a full fixture list with 2 games a week from the end of April through to the end of August.


Inverclyde’s committee and coaching staff, who hold National Coaching Certificates, will make any newcomer to the sport welcome at their indoor pre season sessions which take place at 10 am to 12 noon on Sundays at the special cricket training facility at St Columba’s High School Gourock, commencing on Sunday 17th February.


Junior coaching sessions will continue to be run by the club’s hard working junior committee, headed this year by Ross Blair, at St Columba’s from 10 am to 12 noon on Saturdays, and these sessions are open to anyone up to age 14, including pupils who have already sampled cricket, plus any other keen youngster. 


All cricket equipment for juniors and seniors is provided by the club, plus training sessions and coaching are provided free of charge, and therefore there is no up-front cost involved for anyone considering trying something new. 

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 February 2019 01:16