Torquay Cricket Club
Address: Torquay Cricket Club, Recreation Ground, Sea Front, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 6NX
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Founded in 1851, Torquay CC is one of Torbay’s longest standing clubs with a proud 150 year history. With a vibrant junior section and four senior sides that compete over the season’s weekends the 2014 season promises to be an exciting one.
Fresh from securing a new forty year lease for The Recreation Ground in partnership with Torquay Rugby Club, President Bob Dickinson and Chairman Dennis Brewer enter their second season in partnership.
In congruence with the club’s values and vision, our current fundraising project revolves around a new, state-of-the-art astroturf net facility to enable our youngsters and members to benefit from a top quality practice environment.
We pride ourselves on developing our own players from Under 9s through to Under 19s, with eight of the current the 1st XI ‘home-grown’. From a coaching perspective, we strive to maintain close links between our senior players and juniors as well as within the local community through five UKCC Level 2 coaches, one ECB Club Coach as well as one ECB Level 3 coach.
We remain actively involved in the ‘Chance to Shine’ initiative both at the club and through local schools. With a thriving club atmosphere we gladly any new members, players or indeed onlookers and encourage them to get involved in our many social events throughout the year.
A warm welcome to our visitors to the Recreation Ground; home to the Bay's only Devon Premier club. I was delighted to accept the offer as captain for the second time in my career and I will be ensuring that we will be as competitive as ever within the forthcoming season.
2014 proves to be an exciting time with a brand new nets project taking shape and also acquiring three quality players from around the globe. The first of those comes in the form of Pakistan A batter Fahad Iqbal who hails from the same side as our former strike bowler Ali Imran Pasha. Having someone of Fahad's quality on board outlines the ambition that we have in making this club as successful as ever.
Additionally we have signed batting all-rounder Mitchell Pugh from Australia, who carries a UK passport and plays 1st grade back in Sydney. Mitchell has been duelling with former Torquay seam bowler Angus Palmer in the Australian Summer with the latter giving a glowing reference of our new player.
Thirdly, I welcome young South African batter Thomas Marrow to Torquay who joins with vast representative youth cricket experience back home. At 18 he promises to be a big prospect and we look forward to seeing what he will provide us this year.
With a prospering youth section in place, and preparation going swimmingly in the senior sides, the future looks very bright for Torquay Cricket Club. Let's hope 2014 is the best year yet!