MEMBERS of a Thame cricket club went on a short tour in India to improve their skills and expand their knowledge of other cultures.
MP Sports Cricket Academy players visited Bombay and Rajkot to gain experience of playing and training in different conditions.
In particular they gained experience in playing against spin bowling, learning to bowl spin themselves, keeping wicket and fielding on different surfaces.
The Academy played six matches against local opposition, winning three and losing two, the other being a tie.
Director of the club, Manoj Parmar, said: “One of the main aims of our visit was to help and coach young needy local cricketers, which we did- three sessions on one day, two on another.
“Thanks to our sponsors, we also presented 80 of these young players with new cricket bats, which their parents could not have afforded to do.
“The group thoroughly enjoyed their first experience of playing in India and having the chance to learn about life in a different culture.”
> See Manoj answer our Q&A on page 11.