Indications of the new Bay of Plenty Cricket senior men’s team preparation, for the Northern Districts provincial competitions, are shown by the appointment of the Senior Selectors.
The first step in the selection process, was the re-appointment of Charles Williams as BOPCA Senior Men’s Coach and Russell Williams as the BOPCA Development team coach. Nominations were then called for two selectors, with Stu Martin from Taupo and recently retired Bay of Plenty wicket keeper Tim Clarke appointed. The two new selectors bring a wealth of cricket knowledge and experience to the selection panel. The role of the BOPCA selectors is defined as taking an active interest in Bay of Plenty regional cricket, to identify potential senior representative players. The selectors will be expected to be proactive and engaged in selection discussions, which will lead to ND championship winning teams in the 2018/19 season.
Stu Martin is a former senior player, a BOPCA Board member and has recently taken up umpiring, which will enable him to keep a close watch on Baywide cricket during the season. Tim Clarke retired at the end of last season’s representative program after playing 77 games in the Blue and Gold uniform. The former Bay wicketkeeper has been a joint player/coach for Tauranga Boys College First XI in recent seasons and has a particular interest in development of the regions young talent. Martin and Clarke will join the Bay Senior Men’s and Development coaches on the selection panel, chaired by the Convener of Selectors Tai Bridgman-Raison (BOPCA Cricket Manager),
In other Bay of Plenty cricket news, the ND Spring Roadshow is returning to the Western Bay of Plenty for two visits in September 2018. The return visits have a two-fold purpose, with a 3.30pm to 6.30pm Junior HP sessions on the 6th and 27th September. A two hour open invitation coaching module, will follow on both September Thursday player sessions, for coaches of all grades and aspiring cricket mentors.
ND Spring Road-show – Details
Dates: Thursday 6th September & Thursday 27th September
Venue: Bay Indoor Centre, Mount Maunganui
For further information
Tai Bridgman-Raison Cricket Manager Bay of Plenty Cricket 0278 617 314
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