We were very proud to again sponsor the Melton Times Sports Awards Cricketer of the Year. Well done to all the winners and to our cricketer of the year Tom Glover from TFCC affiliated club Egerton Park CC. It was a pleasure to attend a well put together evening and catch up with Chris Harby (see above photo), who does a great job for the Newspaper.
A great start to 2018 for Bowden Cricket Club, winning the Leicester Mercury Club Of The Year Award!
The awards ceremony was held at Welford Road, home to Leicester Tigers. The Award, presented by Leicester Tigers player Matt Smith and Leicester Lions Speedway rider Nicolai Klindt. The Award received by Club Chairman Rob Gomez, Secretary Gary Waterfield, Treasurer Bob Perkins and Vice Chairman Ken Essam.
Chairman Rob Gomez said
“Winning the Leicester Mercury Award is fantastic for Bowden. In addition to the ‘Club of the Year’ Award we received from the Harborough District Sports Awards it shows how far the club has progressed.
Since 2000 we have had a new Pavilion built, then extended but the most important addition is our Youth Section, we had an ageing membership back in 2000 and needed a junior section to ensure the future of the club.
Now we have near 100 juniors registered, for me; there is nothing more rewarding to see our younger members coming through the age groups and representing our Senior teams.
Last season saw both our U11s and U13s win both their League and Cups completing the double. Our Ladies side narrowly lost out in the ‘Last Woman Stands’ Final and both our First and Second league sides missed out on promotion by the smallest margin.
We are so fortunate to have so many volunteers that keep the club moving forward, without their contributions we wouldn't be in the position we are in”
Bowden CC also won the ‘NCL Ian Davison Award For Media Coverage’ Awarded by the Northants Cricket League in recognition for all the publicity work by the club. The Committee would very much like to thank everyone who contributed last season, we are grateful for all the match reports and photos that we receive. And we look forward to publishing more content in 2018!!
We are very much looking forward to the 2018 season, we are wanting to build on the Junior successes of 2017 and push to get both Senior sides promoted and to continue to improve standards across all of our sides.
We are fortunate that Tom Flowers continues to provide a top class standard of coaching, but what we really need is volunteers to help us continue on our path. We are willing to send volunteers on courses to be Umpires, Coaches and Scorers.
We make sure that Senior Team Captains, Senior Team Vice Captains,Umpires, Coaches,Coaching Assistants, Team Managers and regular Match Day Helpers are subject to DBS Checks.
If you do want to get involved in a voluntary capacity? Or play for the Club? feel free to;
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Phase 1 has started and we have had a good start at all venues, as we move into weeks 2 and 3 we will be having Dave Brignull attending some sessions to deliver his fitness and fast bowling clinics for our intake! As we continue in our winter programmes we will continue to look at varying aspects of the game which players will have to master to become a top level cricketer. Areas such as mental strength, goal setting and lots of skill challenges.
Our lead coach Ben Silver will be representing England at the Indoor Cricket World Cup in the following weeks! We are proud to be supporting Ben during his trip to Dubai and wish him the best of luck in the tournament. For more info please follow this link - http://www.worldindoorcricketfederation.com/
Summer Camps 2017!
Summer holidays are approaching and we are ready for our summer camps
We have already had very successful Half Term Summer Camps with many young cricketers' attending and working on their game! There are only limited places available so book your place now at http://www.tomflowerscricketcoaching.com/summer-camps.html
Please click on the image below to view our promo video excellently produced by our partners fly2view.
Our Summer Camps run through The Summer Holidays at various cricketing venues in Leicestershire and Rutland! We provide high quality cricket coaching for all ages and abilities, and our summer courses can include professional appearances.
Check out the video for our Summer Camps from the Medbourne Half Term Camp on our Facebook Page!
New Sponsorship deal announced with Harborough Blinds
New Sponsorship deal announced with Harborough Blinds
Here at Tom Flowers Cricket Coaching we have a new sponsor! Initially a 12 month contract will see company director Mr Mottley and Ms Rayner sponsoring TFCC events, camps and activities in a deal that see's two local progressive companies uniting together.
Paul says 'We are delighted to be sponsoring this local cricket club, the deal with TFCC allow's us to do this accessing the game from grass roots level and above. We admire what Tom and his team are doing to enhance and improve local players in the area, and in particular Leicestershire cricket. The local sports teams and local businesses should embrace as many opportunities as possible for their community and we are delighted to be associated with Tom Flowers Cricket Coaching'.
Harborough Blinds also currently sponsor Harborough Town and South Kilworth golf club. Serving Leicestershire and beyond Harborough blinds are a local company established in Market Harborough over 10 years ago with over 20 years of experience in the business. They supply and fit Patio Awnings, Plantation shutters, conservatory blinds, roman blinds and much more!
Our new monthly feature provides you with some top tips for improving your game. This month, we have some batting tips for you all. Enjoy
Batting Coaching – Key Points
1)Grip, Stance and back lift -
Players bottom hand (must be loose),
Tighten the grip of top hand
Shoulder width apart and parallel
2)Front Foot play –
Step towards ball (front foot wants to be inside line of ball).
Keep head forward
Dip the leading shoulder into the ball.
3)Back Foot Play –
Back and across stumps
Stay side on shoulders parallel
push forward head - keeping the weight into the ball
4) Playing Spin-
Assess bowler and work out where easy singles can be scored
playing the ball with the spin
Be prepared to play off FRONT and BACK foot
Using feet – do it confidently with full intent
Sweep shot – depends on pitch - useful n pitches turning/ bouncing/stopping
Our first two Summer camps of 2016 took place over half term and proved to be a huge success.
Our first ever Melton Mowbray CC Camp was followed by the Barkby United CC Camp, providing budding young players with a range of cricketing experiences over the two courses.
We look forward to heading back to the two venues for the Summer holiday camps now.
Please visit our Summer Camps page to find out more