Coach’s Corner – Farby’s Blog – 26 April

Tuesday 26th April 2011

An interesting week seems to have flown by, it has turned out to be a good week to get some hard work done an also for our hard working Physio Nimmo Reid to get a couple fit for the Gloucester game. It is nice to be back at Canterbury for the first home game of the season and the excellent weather has continued. The lads seem quite happy with the new changing room, and facilities we now have. There are one or two little things to be done, but generally the builders have done a great job to get us in for this game.

Michael Peppiatt the boss from Cardys who has worked closely with us all here at the club has been convinced that our rooms would be ready for the start, and has been proved right. He even said that if he was a player he would be really inspired by the new changing rooms. I think he is right.

It has been interesting watching the work being done and all the guys working hard to come in on time. There is still other areas of the ground being done, but I am sure it will look great for the first T20 match, with the new lights as well.

The on field side of things has been good this week, we have been able to get some good work done, each player has had chance to get some good cricket and fitness work done. Mark Ealham is back with us on the coaching team, and his approach is excellent for this team. He is a good man to have around, he has years of experience and it has been great for the rest of us coaches to have a different voice and freshen things up. He has a good sense of humour and relates to everybody well.

The bowling side of things has been a challenge, and with injuries in the small seam bowling department have not helped. It is tough for the lads, they know we are limited numbers wise, and they are all desperate to be fit, because they know they could be playing and getting the chance to show what they can do. The great news about this week is that Adam Ball is playing in the current game and we are all very proud of yet another youngster coming through the system. Adam is a mature young lad and works very hard at his game. We are grateful to his school, BETHS in Bexleyheath for letting him have this week off!! I hope they keep that flexibility for a few more weeks.

I am looking forward to the one day games starting this weekend, and I know that the players are keen to carry on from last year with some excellent one day performances.

The final word for this week goes to Pat Mellsop and his team for the brilliant open day we had yesterday. It was great to see so many people here at the ground, and so many young kids having a great time. Pat has done a great job and his idea to have an open day has proved to be yet another good one.

Best wishes,