Introducing Woodsy - Our Cricket Man
HOWZAT!: The new cricket season is under way and The Hunts Post is pleased to introduce your cricket contact at the paper for the new season. Dave Woodsy Woods will be keeping tabs on every cricket side in district throughout the summer with a comprehen
HOWZAT!: The new cricket season is under way and The Hunts Post is pleased to introduce your cricket contact at the paper for the new season.
Dave 'Woodsy' Woods will be keeping tabs on every cricket side in district throughout the summer with a comprehensive round-up of matches played.
"I have been involved with cricket in Huntingdonshire for many years," Dave said. "I am looking forward to the challenge of helping The Hunts Post knock the opposition for six with its cricket coverage."
Dave, 57, has just been nominated for a special coaching award by the English Cricket Board Coaches Association.
He has been coaching with Alconbury Cricket Club for almost 20 years and also coached and managed Huntingdonshire representative sides at all age groups.
The Sky Sports Recognition and Reward scheme is designed to say thank you to people who have made a significant contribution to the support and development of coaches and coaching in cricket.
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Dave is one of 80 county winners from across the country and will be rewarded with a trip to Old Trafford for the second test match between England and New Zealand next month.
Among the players he has coached are England ladies' captain Charlotte Edwards and both his son and daughter are also qualified cricket coaches.
"I have enjoyed my time coaching immensely, giving something back to the game that I have enjoyed so much throughout my life," he said.
"It was not just the exceptionally-talented juniors that I enjoyed working with, but those who had as much enthusiasm for the game as they did ability.
"At one time, when I was chairman of the Huntingdonshire Association of Cricket Coaches in the mid-1990s, we had more than 200 children a week attending coaching sessions in the winter months with more than 20 volunteer coaches."
Dave played for many years at Buckworth CC during the late 1970s and early 1980s before joining Alconbury later that decade.
After a short break from the game, Dave is currently back coaching at Alconbury Cricket Club.