Date 28th November 2009
Venue Riverside Sports Pavilion, Chester Le Street
The charity cricketers at Northern Universities Student Club Community Cricketers Elite had another surprise guest on Saturday when Durham’s Scott Borthwick joined the clubs Winter Training Programme.
Scott made his Twenty20 debut for Durham against Lancashire in 2008 taking 3-23. He also made further impressions in 2009 when he took 2-11 against Worcestershire in the NatWest Pro40 in the latter stages of the season, although he is perhaps best known to England fans for taking two catches while fielding as a substitute in the second Test against the West Indies at the Riverside Ground in May.
That held him in good stead for being put through his paces as part of “Team Darwin” in Hilton Newcastle Gateshead WTP Cup on Saturday which combines fitness, match practice and fielding tests at the Riverside County Ground in Chester Le Street. Despite excelling in the batting and spin bowling masterclasses with Ash Patel, Scott could not complete the clean sweep such is the fielding standard on show as “Team Darwin” only ranked in 3rd place.
John D Holland, the clubs Director of Cricket was delighted to be able to help Scott adding “he was a perfect role model for our players in attitude and commitment. No doubt he helped raise our players performance level and it points to our squads fielding abilities that despite Scott, Team Darwin could only rank in 3rd place. I hope anyone else who is lucky enough to offered the opportunity to work with Scott takes it as he is a joy to have involved and everyone at NUSC wishes Scott a successful stint with Canterbury in New Zealand”
To find out more about NUSC Winter Training Programme in association with Hilton Newcastle Gateshead log onto www.nusc-ccelite.play-cricket.com or visit www.cricketworld.com/nuscccelite. To follow Scott’s adventures in New Zealand visit www.durhamccc.co.uk
John D Holland Director of Cricket, NUSC-CC Elite [email protected]
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