This winter I decided to have my first cricket season playing in England. I am based in the north of England playing for Barkisland Cricket Club. The club plays in the Huddersfield Drakes league in Yorkshire. Jimmy Pamment, the SKYCITY Northern Knights coach and I thought it would be great for me to experience a summer of cricket in England. Jimmy is a local legend over here, with his name frequently mentioned.
I left for the UK on the 6th of April and was greeted at Manchester Airport by our Club Captain Darren Robinson. I was excepting it to be raining but I brought the weather over with me and it was a lovely day to arrive...if only that lasted!
The Barkisland Cricket Ground is the hub of the village! It is a very small place on top of a hill! Adventures include a walk to the post office (the only shop) and the cricket club doubles as the local pub.
The English weather has certainly lived up to expectation with many games and trainings being cancelled due to rain, fog, hail and more rain! I have certainly got plenty of use from my puffer jacket! Massive shout out to the spectators who battled the conditions with us.