Cricket and Hockey Tour Barbados 2016
FROM THE HEADMASTER The chance to represent your School abroad is a tremendous opportunity and one which I am sure every single member of the touring party will embrace whole-heartedly. I hope that the tour will prove to be a great success both on and off the pitch. Of course, the ten Cricket and Hockey fixtures are its focal point but I encourage you all to throw yourselves into every activity, to sample the local culture and traditions, and to enjoy the weather! To our hosts in Barbados, I extend very genuine and heartfelt thanks for your generosity in receiving and entertaining Sherborneâ€™s boys and staff. I am sure that they will have an unforgettable trip and I hope that you also will enjoy your meetings with them and thereby experience at least a flavour of our wonderful school. Good luck to you all â€“ travel safely, work hard, play fair, and represent Sherborne with distinction.
Dr Dominic Luckett Headmaster and CEO
A MESSAGE FROM SIR GARFIELD SOBERS
It was a fantastic experience and pleasure to welcome Sir Garfield Sobers to The Upper, Sherborneâ€™s 1st XI pitch, towards the end of June this year. It was a thrill to meet him for all those who were there and he was a truly engaging speaker. With a bit of luck, we may bump into him again during our time on the island!
ANDY NURTON MASTER IN CHARGE OF CRICKET
When I took over as MiC Cricket in 2015 the very first thing I did was consider where might be our next tour destination. Touring is such an important part of boys' development in all sports that it must play a significant part in any programme. Cricket is perhaps more tricky than many other sports due to the fact that it is not really played anywhere else in the Northern Hemisphere (or at least in Europe) and therefore options are limited, as are slots in the year. That being said, those destinations that are available are well worth the effort and we soon settled on Barbados. West Indies cricket has very publicly gone through the mill in recent years but it is testament to their love of the game and their passionate approach that they have managed to be a significant force in the modern format of Twenty20, winning both the men's and women's T20 World Cups earlier this year. One hopes that this helps bring West Indies cricket back
closer to the glory days of the â€˜70s and â€˜80s when they dominated everyone else in the world with a mixture of swash-buckling batting and fearsome quick bowling. Touring is not just about what happens on the pitch though and I believe that there must be other activities included in a touring experience, especially when significant travel distance and time are involved. On non-match days we will therefore be undertaking a number of leisure excursions so that the boys return having had a true taste of the Caribbean, hopefully alongside winning some cricket matches and developing their own games ahead of the 2017 school season.
CHRIS ROBERTS MASTER IN CHARGE OF HOCKEY
I am thoroughly looking forward to our combined cricket/hockey tour this December and I believe it will be a fantastic experience for the whole touring party. Hockey in Barbados is renowned for its annual Hockey Festival, which attracts teams from across the globe â€“ the Caribbean, Europe, South America, the United States, the Far East and Australasia. The Festival is described as the biggest single annual hockey tournament in the hemisphere. I am hopeful that the standard of hockey we encounter on our tour will really test our boys. By the time we arrive the new artificial pitch at the Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex will be complete and the boys can experience playing hockey on a water-based pitch, for some boys this will be a new and exciting experience.
Hockey at Sherborne is improving on a year by year basis and this current tour will hopefully prepare the boys for the forthcoming season which starts in January. Touring is not just about competing , the boys have an action packed agenda which will give them all an insight into the culture and history of the this fantastic island which dates as far back as 1623 BC. I hope the boys have a truly memorable tour to the island of Barbados and they share their experiences with family and friends when the touring party returns 22nd December.
ITINERARY Day 1
Travel to Barbados and Leisure time at the hotel. Day 2
Cricket Match 1, Hockey training day. Day 3
Cricket Match 2 and Hockey Match 1.
Full day Island Jeep Safari. Day 5
Cricket Match 3, Hockey training day. Day 6
Cricket Match 4 and Hockey Match 2.
Leisure day and an evening at Oistins famous fish fry.
Cricket Match 5, Hockey training day. Day 9
Hockey Match 3 (am) then an afternoon of water sports and snorkelling at the beach. Day 10
Cricket Match 6 and Hockey Match 4
followed by an evening at The Harbour Lights Beach Extravaganza. Day 11
A day cruising the west coast of the island on Catamaransâ€™. Day 12
Travel back to the UK.
PLAYER PROFILES Name: Joe Bruce, 16 Sport: Hockey Position: Right back Favourite sportsperson: Ben Childerley Personal aim for tour: To improve skills and technical abilities.
Name: Seb Carty, 15 Sport: Cricket Discipline: Batsman Favourite sportsperson: Johnny Bairstow Personal aim for tour: Hit 100*.
Name: Josh Evans, 17 Sport: Hockey, Cricket Discipline/position: Striker, All-rounder Favourite sportsperson: Nick Kyrgios, Ashley Jackson, Chris Roberts Personal aim for tour: Top goalscorer in the 1st XI.
Name: Archie Fairclough Wood, 15 Sport: Cricket Discipline: All-rounder Favourite sportsperson: Joe Root Personal aim for tour: To enjoy the cricket and have fun.
Name: Conrad Fish, 18 Sport: Cricket Discipline: All-rounder (opening bowler and top/middle order batsman) Favourite sportsperson: Muhammad Ali Personal aim for tour: Have fun.
Name: Harry Fisher, 15 Sport: Cricket Discipline: Wicket keeper, Batsman Favourite sportsperson: Frank Lampard Personal aim for tour: Consistency of high scores and lots of catches.
Name: James Hague, 17 Sport: Hockey Position: Keeper Favourite sportsperson: Christopher Roberts Personal aim for tour: Improve my skills.
Name: Sam Hambro, 17 Sport: Cricket Discipline: Batsman Favourite sportsperson: Mario Balotelli Personal aim for tour: To enjoy the cricket and the culture of the island.
Name: Ben Heber, 17 Sport: Cricket Discipline: Bowler (off spin) Favourite sportsperson: Danny Cipriani Personal aim for tour: Score my maiden 50.
Name: Will Jowett, 15 Sport: Cricket Discipline: Leg spin bowler Favourite sportsperson: Joe Root Personal aim for tour: Take lots of wickets.
PLAYER PROFILES Name: Dan Kendall, 17 Sport: Cricket Discipline: Batsman (can wicket-keep) Favourite sportsperson: Mario Balotelli Personal aim for tour: Get a +40 average.
Name: Jake Lightfoot, 17 Sport: Hockey Position: Defender Favourite sportsperson: Emile Heskey Personal aim for tour: Have fun.
Name: Archie Maclean Bather, 17 Sport: Cricket Discipline: Bowler Favourite sportsperson: Freddie Flintoff Personal aim for tour: To get a batting score.
Name: Will Mann, 17 Sport: Cricket and Hockey Discipline/position: Batsman/Striker Favourite sportsperson: Emile Heskey Personal aim for tour: Improve decision making.
Name: James (Jimmy) Martyr, 18 Sport: Cricket and Hockey Discipline/position: Bowler/Attacker Favourite sportsperson: Usain Bolt Personal aim: Improve as a player so that I am better prepared for the upcoming seasons.
Name: Charlie Millar, 15 Sport: Cricket Discipline: Batsman Favourite sportsperson: Ross Barkley Personal aim for the tour: To play the short ball better.
Name: Charlie Moss Sport: Cricket Discipline: Batsman Favourite sportsperson: James Oâ€™Connor Personal aim for tour: Score a century.
Name: Caspar Ormrod, 17 Sport: Hockey Position: Left midfield Favourite sportsperson: Lebron James Personal aim for tour: Score a goal.
Name: Ollie Palmer, 17 Sport: Cricket Discipline: Top order batsmen and leg spin bowler Favourite sportsman: Shane Warne Aim for tour: Get wickets and runs.
Name: Tadgh Patten, 15 Sport: Cricket and Hockey Discipline/position: Batsmen/Midfield Favourite sportsperson: A B de Villiers Personal aim for tour: Get a hundred.
PLAYER PROFILES Name: Tom Perkins, 17 Sport: Cricket and Hockey Discipline/position: Left arm spin and bat middle order, central attacking midfielder Favourite sportsperson: Jason Roy Personal aim for tour: Experience and deal with the different conditions than otherwise used too. Name: Will Perkins, 15 Sport: Cricket and Hockey Discipline/position: All-rounder/Striker Favourite sportsperson: Daniel Vettori Personal aim for tour: Economy rate of 4.
Name: Tom Pertwee, 17 Sport: Cricket and Hockey Discipline/position: Defender and Batsman Favourite sportsperson: Jamie Vardy Personal aim for tour: To improve positioning.
Name: Sam Pope, 17 Sport: Cricket Discipline: Batsman Favourite sportsperson: Joe Root Personal aim for tour: Score runs.
Name: James Pyman, 16 Sport: Cricket Discipline: Bowler Favourite sportsperson: Brett Lee Personal aim for tour: Take lots of wickets.
Name: Will Shardlow (Shady), 17 Sport: Cricket Discipline: Batsman and part-time golden arm Favourite sportsperson: Jonathan Trott Personal aim for tour: To score runs.
Name: Tom Sherratt, 17 Sport: Hockey Position: Defender Favourite sportsperson: Jack Nowell Personal aim for tour: Improve distribution and decision making.
Name: Oliver Soanes, 15 Sport: Cricket Discipline: Bowler Favourite sportsperson: Ma’a Nonu Personal aim for tour: To perform my possible best and play well.
Name: Leo Sollohub, 17 Sport: Hockey Position: Forward Favourite sportsperson: ‘Gibbo’ Personal aim for tour: To make it out of the 2nds.
Name: Hunter Strand, 15 Sport: Cricket Discipline: All-rounder Favourite sportsperson: Ellen Hoog Personal aim for tour: Have a good time.
PLAYER PROFILES Name: George Samuel Sutton, 16 Sport: Hockey Position: Defender/Sweeper Favourite sportsperson: Matthew Woods Personal aim for tour: Score my first ever Sherborne goal.
Name: Lewis Tyrer,18 Sport: Hockey Position: Defender Favourite sportsperson: Roger Federer Personal aim for tour: To have fun and win.
Name: Jonty Walliker, 15 Sport: Cricket Discipline: All-rounder Favourite sportsperson: Monty Panesar Personal aim for tour: Score lots of runs.
Name: George Whipple, 16 Sport: Cricket Discipline: Batsman Favourite sportsperson: Jos Butler Personal aim for tour: Not score a duck.
Name: Rafe Yewdall, 17 Sport: Cricket Discipline: Batsman Favourite sportsperson: Sonny Bill Williams Personal aim for tour: Cement a first team spot for the summer.
COACHING STAFF Name: Andrew Nurton Position: Master in Charge of Cricket Sporting background: Club cricketer, aspiring golfer, occasional squash player, lapsed footballer and rugby player Sporting hero: Ronnie O’Sullivan
Name: Matthew Jamieson Position at School: Deputy Head Sporting background: Played for the University of Birmingham, Teddington, Stourport and Team Bath Buccaneers in the English National League. Represented England at under 21 level. Previously player/coach of the British Army and Combined Services and Director of Hockey at Bedford School. Sporting Hero: Rob Andrew Name: Matthew Pardoe Position at School: Director of Cricket Coaching Sporting background: Ex Worcestershire County Cricket Club, England U15 and U16’s, current captain of Herefordshire CCC the current Minor Counties one day champions, Kidderminster CC. Sporting Hero: Matthew Hayden.
Name: Chris Roberts Position at School: Director of Hockey and Resident Tutor - Abbeylands Sporting Background: England Hockey Centrally Contracted Coach, Wales U16 and U18 Head Coach, Ex-National League Player, Ex-England International, World Cup Gold Medalist England Masters Sporting Heroes: Floris Jan Bovelander and Stefan Blöcher
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Tours such as this are not possible without a lot of hard work and planning from a number of people. The friends and colleagues listed below have all been a major part of the planning process: The cricket and hockey coaches for preparing the boys Lucy Robins and her team in the Bursary for finance management Sophie Harris and Jess Kipling in the Marketing Office Adrian Ballard in the Foundation Office Shelleys.co for producing the brochure Canterbury for the tour clothing Rex for the tour caps North Dorset Travel for their support in transport Living with the Lions for hosting the tour Gay Collins, Justin Fish, Paul Heber, David Kendall, Tim Patten and Noel Pope for helping to secure sponsors for the brochure The Headmaster, Dr Dominic Luckett, for his support of the teams
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