“We thought about simply re-vamping the original TCC bowling machine, Tony Bendelow, but given the state of his knees we quickly realised that that'd end up being far too expensive”
The Twickenham Cricket Club junior section has been going from strength to strength. The work of guys like Paul McLoughlin, Steve Cowley, Pete Burke, Victoria Jennings, Al Forward and a host of others has ensured that we have thriving junior sections from 6 right up to 17.
If, however, we want to continue to support our juniors then periodically a bit of investment will be in order. This is one of those times. The juniors net through the winter and much as it is great to have batters facing 'human' bowlers, it's also really useful to get a little bit of mechanical assistance. We, in other words, are on the cusp of buying a bowling machine to enable all of the juniors to make the very most of their practice sessions.
Given the importance of this, the committee is doing its level best to juggle finances to enable this acquisition to be made as soon as is possible. This will be made much easier if members (and non-members!) could possibly contribute to the cause. The most appropriate bowling machine for this purpose costs just over £1,100 and whilst, as I say above, the club is doing all it can to eek that money, any and every external contribution really will be very helpful.
You can see more details of how to contribute if you follow this link.
Updated 17:27 - 18 Feb 2018 by Paul McLoughlin