The second iteration of Ivanhoes 2023 net sessions was another brilliant evening. 8 intrepid souls ventured out in the sun zero conditions to hone their skills…and what skills were on display.
The cold weather outside belied the white hot atmosphere as again the Ives utilized two nets to give everyone a decent quarter hour of batting. Mabs and Bob Collins were immense (as usual, lots of runs expected from these two), Tristan batted well in anticipation of going on tour, Will showed great improvement and Saqib’s improvisation needed to be seen to be believed! The ball was regularly thumping off the wall straight behind the bowlers!
Ciaran, Hansi & Saqib worked up some decent pace & tested the batters. Standing behind all the seam bowlers it was evident the ball is coming out well & moving in the air…here’s hoping that will be replicated in a match! John is no doubt taking inspiration from spinners’ performances in the sub-continent and wishing for a raging turner as his bag of tricks had a few batters tied up in knots.
Again an excellent evening, great preparation for the forthcoming season…see you next time!
Author: Hansi B