The University of Warwick Men’s Cricket Club (UWMCC) sought to bring in coaches for the first time in their history for the 2013 preseason. Our excellent experience of working with Complete Cricket (including Jamie Spires, Alan Richardson, Dominic Ostler, and Ian Westwood) has been such that it is a relationship that we hope to foster for many years to come.
In contrast to running our own net sessions, as we have done in previous years, Jamie and the lads have given our training a much more efficient structure. The result has been a much keener approach from our members to their training, attendance has noticeably increased and so too has the standard of the cricket. Our members have turned up to sessions with a great sense of anticipation that they will be able to learn something new to improve their games.
In particular, we have all benefited from an array of fielding drills that have been introduced to us – an area of the game that we have perhaps neglected in the past. Similarly, our batsman have enjoyed one to one bowling-machine sessions with Jamie, Dominic, and Ian, which has helped to iron out slight technical faults and practice new shots. Our bowlers have had the pleasure to work with Alan Richardson (who must surely be the friendliest bloke in cricket?) and have received many pearls of wisdom, from the mental side of the game to the subtle arts of seam and wrist positioning.
We would like to thank Complete Cricket wholeheartedly for the enthusiasm and commitment they have put into helping us all improve as cricketers and I am certain that we will reap the benefits of their dedication to us in our forthcoming outdoor season. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with them.