Bungay CCJune 5, 2021
Bungay Cricket Club Chairman Chris Fuller explains all things Bungay in this interview – read on for information on the club, his advice for beginners, and which international player he would love to have in the Women’s team!
Bungay Cricket Club is a family orientated, sociable and progressive community club situated on the Norfolk/Suffolk border. We are delighted to announce the start of our Ladies section, who will be competing in softball festivals this summer. A mix of ages and abilities, we are always on the look out for anyone who would like to give cricket a go, whether that’s to learn a new sport, for fitness or just for the social element, Bungay CC is able to cater for all.
What is the best thing about club cricket?
The sociable element. It manages to bring together a mix of people with different backgrounds/ages/professions and allows them to just have fun.
What is the one piece of advice you would give to a woman or girl starting cricket?
Its not boring and it doesn’t hurt.
Who are your players to watch for this season?
Alice Milne, first ladies captain of the club, watch out for her leadership skills and incredibly accurate bowling.
Zoe Cudden, one of our bright young players, shy but very talented, and after a few games may surprise herself with how good she is.
What is your club’s unique selling point? What makes your club different from other clubs? Whilst we want to be competitive, our main focus is actually about enjoyment both on and off the pitch.
Who makes the best tea at your club?
Marilyn Fuller, the stalwart of Bungay CC teas.
What is the most notable player achievement you have seen in your club?
Alice Milne taking 3 wickets in a men’s Sunday League match.
What was the funniest moment from the 2020 season?
Trying to teach the team to run between the wickets can be very entertaining…
What are your aims for this season?
To progress the ladies section, doubling our membership and playing more matches – hopefully winning some too!
How has your season gone so far?
We’ve been delighted to see some new members join our women’s section. Hoping to see our team come together in some matches too!
If you could have any international ground as your home ground, which would you choose and why?
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium – as long as we get the weather.
If you could have any player join your club, who would it be and why?
Nat Sciver! Cool, Calm and Collected – plus an unbelievable eye with the bat!
What do you think is the biggest issue facing women and girls in cricket at the moment?
I believe there is still a bit of a stigma around women playing cricket, and until more games are put on to terrestrial TV and played in schools then unfortunately the stigma will remain that cricket isn’t played by women.
Sum up Bungay CC in three words.
Fun, Sociable & Enthusiastic
If you are interested in joining or want more information on Bungay CC, please contact Lara Neild for contact details or go to Bungay CC’s Play-Cricket page.
Tags: Women and Girls Big Cricket Month, Womens Cricket
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