[by Giles Francis] ‘I would very much like to thank all the many sponsors who made our first ACC English youth tour possible. We had such a great time (including all 11 dads!) and the kids learnt a great deal in a very short time.
Sweltering late July seems a long time ago, particularly now with the
herfstweer we are enduring! Even the usually lush Cotswold grounds we
played on looked like dustbowls in Mumbai and the ball often sped
effortlessly to the boundary! We managed four games in 3 days (which
prolonged our match season by a third) and also had time to see a T20 game at
Cheltenham between Gloucestershire (our ex coach Graeme van Buuren’s
team) and Glamorgan.
Plans are already in place for another tour next year, this time in- and
around North Moreton.
In short, we had a marvellous time thanks to your generosity.
We couldn’t have done it without you!’