Warwickshire Announce Squad For Grenada Tour
Warwickshire CCC have announced the14-man squad who will be traveling to Grenada on the Bears’ pre-season tour. The playing squad is as follows:
Heath Streak (Captain), Darren Maddy, Ian Westwood, Jonathan Trott, Jim Troughton, Tim Ambrose, Luke Parker, Ashley Giles, Lee Daggett, Tim Groenewald, Adam Shantry, Naqaash Tahir, Jimmy Anyon, Neil Carter
The team will be accompanied by a full support team including Sports Psychologist Dave Hadfield who is working with the team during the early part of the season.
The party depart from Gatwick on Thursday 15th March for the two week trip. The team will experience competitive match situations during the following fixtures :
Sun 18th March Warwickshire CCC v Grenada (50 overs)
Wed 21st March Warwickshire CCC v Grenada (50 overs)
Thurs 22nd March Internal Practice Match
Sat 24th March Warwickshire CCC v Grenada (20 overs)
Sun 25th March Warwickshire CCC v Grenada (50 overs)
The remainder of the trip will be spent doing light net sessions and fitness work along with visits to local schools where players will present cricket equipment to local school children.
Director of Coaching, Mark Greatbatch said, “Competition for places on the trip has been really strong despite the fact we have a number of players away on international duty. We have a large squad and unfortunately it was not possible to include everyone. Those players that have missed out will continue their preparations at home. They remain firmly in contention for a place in our opening fixture against Lancashire. Our selection policy is always based on merit and my coaching team looks as though it will have a tough job on its hands if everyone stays fit. That will be a nice problem to have as we approach the season proper.”