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Pat Collins returns to Railway Union Cricket Club for another season

Popular cricket coach, Pat Collins from Brisbane, Queensland returns to Railway Union for another season.

“I hope everyone had an enjoyable winter and is ready once again for another cricket season. Last season saw a number of our older youth players going on to represent the club in both men’s and women’s senior teams and produce some fantastic results,” says Pat in a pre-season message for all players at the Park Avenue Club.

He continues, “This season we are looking to build on that momentum as well as continuing to develop numbers through all age groups. There are also plans in place for a tour to England for the older boys group plus a number of new coaches will be involved in the coaching programme. This all culminates into what promises to be another fantastic season for all. I would urge all players and their families to support all fundraising and social events throughout the season. A number of these events will help defray the cost of the tour to England and all support will be appreciated. I look forward to seeing everyone soon, ready for another exciting season in Park Avenue.”

The tour is for the Railway Union Under 15s X1 from 2013 and in conjunction with Marathon Sports Travel, they will travel by ferry and private coach and play a series of matches in Cheshire from July 22nd to the 25th. Matches have been arranged against Bramhall C.C. near Stockport, Ashley C.C. near Altrincham and Birkenhead Park across the river Mersey at Liverpool.

In addition, the tour will include a visit to the Old Trafford Football Stadium, shopping and ten-pin bowling at the Intu-Trafford Centre and watching Lancashire Lightning play Durham Jets in a T20 Blast at the Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground. Registration takes place on April 13th and more information will be posted in all local schools.

Above: Pat Collins pictured bowling. Photo by Joe Curtis.

By David Carroll