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The Rock-itt : September 2011
Meet the new Coaching and Management team As Manly settles into the post Crosthwaite regime and the 1 st Grade captaincy has been given to Tim Cruickshank once again, players are beginning to realise that there is a wealth of opportunity available to them throughout all Grades. As players feel the thrill of engaging with a new Coach and his assistants, it is tim e for us to be introduced to them. Dean Gilchrist and his assistant Brett Penprase have been putting the lads through their paces on both a fitness basis and also in the practice nets at Narrabeen and the SCG Indoor nets. 1st team Manager David Gardiner has also been heavily involved and Practice Manager Allan W right has ensured that every player gets his fair share of the tim e perceived for batting. New Club Secretary John Parkinson has also settled into his new role too. Coach Gilly out lines his plans for the summer The Club’s Management team is very excited at the prospects for this summer and the return of some players plus the influx of new players makes for a very dynamic mix. With every player keen to show the Coaches what they can do, it is like everyone is starting again and getting a second chance. This often has really positive results as players build on their experience with new attitudes to certain aspects of their gam e. Each coach has a slightly different approach from the one before and some players respond in different ways. 13 players from last summer’s AW Green Shield Squad who had also played for Warringah were invited to trial with the District Club and these young guys were clearly anxious at the first session but have mixed in well. As September approaches some will soon find out if they have “made the Grade”. W ith the 1 st Round against Parramatta on Saturday 24th September, there are only 3 weekends ahead for players to secure spots in the team of their ambition. Warringah Cricket Club Inc. & THE CRICKET PATHWAY FOR JUNIOR CRICKETERS Young PATHWAY hopef uls listen t o the Warringah Club Coach at Narrabeen Sports Academy Coach Watch David Gainsford who was named Club Coach again at Warringah after a 4 year break, has assembled in his inimitable Pied Piper fashion, a cast of coaches and helpers that will ensure that the Men in Green challenge for the trophies this summer. Once again his key assistant is veteran cricket coach Bobby Rollins and Bobby has persuaded his son Greg to come along and help out with registrations, and Greg’s son has been spotted at training too so 3 generations of Rollins are on show! Then there is Geoff Tucker, Gainsey’s old sparring partner at Manly and North Sydney and Warringah. Tux has agreed to look after the club’s 4 th Grade in this transitional season and will be an ideal role model for the new influx of players. With the Club fielding an extra 5 th Grade team in the Tim Creer Cup this summer, Gainsey has had to build up a team of old hard heads to take over the leadership role (Greg Boyer and Ross Trewartha to name but two) and Doug McGrath agreeing to continue to run the other 5 th Grade side in the same competition. The Club has decided to call one team GREEN with the other team being WHITE. It is going to be an exciting season for all these lads and the amount of work that has gone in to get it to this stage is unparalleled. We will be keeping an eye on this new development and players who do well will fill these columns in the October Edition of the RockItt. For the last three weekends young players have been turning up at the Sydney Sports Academy at Narrabeen; on Sunday there were over 70 players to fill the 66 spots that will be available come Round 1 on 24 th September. And the job of selecting who will play in each Grade falls to Chairman of Selectors Paul Dolby. Report by Simon Lyon Head Coach Gainsford with Bobby Rollins, lef t, Greg Rollins, right Geoff “Tux” Tucker back at Warringah CC and Ross Trewartha and “Pathway Pat” Warringah Club President Rory Wightley, and Paul Dolby – Chair man of Selectors