Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Cricket Society Announce Plans For Old Trafford Visit In 2016

Cricket Society Announce Plans For Old Trafford Visit In 2016

Worcestershire Cricket Society have announced plans to run a two-day trip to Manchester next April incorporating a tour of the Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground.

Details will be finalised once the county fixtures for 2016 are released towards the end of November.

But the excursion will include an overnight hotel stay and visiting a local attraction on day one before taking in the tour of Old Trafford the following day.

The trip has been organised by new Cricket Society committee member Mike Hitchings and was announced during the first winter programme evening in the 1865 Cricket Suite at which Mark Hardinges was the guest speaker.

Hardinges spoke about his spell with Gloucestershire when they were the one-day kings of cricket during the late 1990s and early 2000s.

He is now Master in Charge of Cricket at Malvern College who have close links with Worcestershire CCC.

Hardinges is predicting a bright future for former Malvern College pupil Tom Kohler-Cadmore who secured the first cricket scholarship at the college.

He said: "Tom has got heaps of talent and hopefully that first hundred (against Middlesex) will open the floodgates for many more and kick him on to bigger and better things in the years to come.

"He practices like hell, has a great work ethic and the way he is with kids and members off the field, he is always willing to give his time. There is not an arrogant bone in his body."