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Meet Our English Pro: Tom Makin

 Tom Makin has joined us for the 2014-15 season. The PCC sat down with him to found out a little more: Age – 18 Schooling details (when and where) – Hockerill College (2007-2012) & Freman College (2012-2014) Any nicknames – Makes/Makin Favourite drink – probably fanta – (And rumour has it, he doesn’t drink beer?!) Favourite Food – a good roast dinner Besides cricket, what else do you do, work wise – Level 2 coach and worked as a lifeguard all summer Are you going to study anything – Looking to study at Uni of South Wales next year What do you do in your spare time – Play cricket, coach, eat, watch a lot of films Highest standard of cricket played so far – Premier division in England Highest score – 103* Best bowling -4-10 Career highlights so far – Winning the league with every club I’ve played for (We hope the same happens for the PCC!) Best individual moments so far – Hitting my first adult league hundred 2 years ago Most frustrating parts so far – Losing the semi final to miss out on playing at Chelmsford for my age group side Cricketing strengths and weaknesses – good catcher, although don’t enjoy fielding on the boundary. Need to improve my strike rate. Favourite fielding position – 2nd slip Favourite cricketer(s) and why – Ian Bell & AB De Villiers because I love watching them bat and are the ultimate professionals, Dale Steyn because he always gives everything to his team, Andrew Flintoff because he got me into cricket with his performance in the 2005 Ashes Football team supported...

Practice, Weekend Fixtures, A Pro and A Legend

The balls have been polished and the bats oiled. The pitches are being rolled as I type. New overseas pros have been unpacked and charged up. If you haven’t already, dust off your kit bag and get down to the PCC today for practice. Tom Makin, our pro for the season, has arrived and is raring to go. This afternoon’s practice, from 17h15 will be a middle on the bottom field. Following this, the T20 squad for this weekend will be announced. Additionally, we’ve got PCC 3rd team legend Jon “Johnny English” Orman visiting and he’s keen to test out the new bar team Erweeh & Alick (The Farmers). The firsts and fourths are both opening their season this weekend. The first side begin their season with the AMA T20 tournament on Saturday at Atlantis where they take on Milnerton and Yorkshire at 10h00 & 14h00 respectively. They then take on Northerns-Goodwood at NGCC at 14h00 on Sunday. The fourths kick off their season at home on the top oval against rivals Rondebosch, which always proves to be a good match. They start at 13h30 at PCC. If you can, and you’re not playing, please try and head to these venues and show your support. It’s a big week for the PCC! The season is finally upon us! Upcoming October...

Outdoor practice is in full swing from this week. Tonight is nets a little earlier from 17h15 while the light is still not great. Tomorrow (Wednesday instead of Thursday), we’ll be having a normal practice and then a season-kicking off braai at the club. Come through for a tjop and dop.

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Outdoor Practice & Braai This Week

Junior Holiday Cricket Festival

Pinelands CC will once again be hosting a junior holiday cricket festival in October. The programme will run from 6-8th October and will include training, drills as well as matches. JUNIORS 9 – 13 yrs (hard balls) 9:30am – 2:00pm R450 per Clinic / R150 per day NIPPERS 5 – 8 yrs (soft balls) 9am – 10:30am R300 per Clinic / R100 per day Booking is essential and for more information please contact: Garreth von Hoesslin Cell: 083 646 0263 Email: garreth AT and See more on our youth cricket....

Outdoor Practice Tonight

Tonight’s practice will be an outdoor session at PCC. For all new members, it’s in St Stevens road in Pinelands. See you there from 17:30.

Pre-Season Coaching Programmes

The academy is into its 6th week of training already this term and probably the most important period for preparation for any cricketer before the season starts. For those who have taken a break from cricket, now is the time to get back into the swing of things!  With cricket season less than 2 months away it is important to start your Pre-season Cricket Training. Pre-season training is the time when you work on your cricket specific fitness and further develop your skills for the up and coming season. Our qualified and experienced coaches will help cricketers to improve their skills so that they are well prepared for cricket season.   Pre-Season Coaching Programmes: All Rounder Cricket Academy Pinelands: Private lessons (one cricketer per coach) are suitable for any age group and level of ability, and are designed to improve any cricketer. Private coaching is important and forms a crucial step in every cricketer’s development. Every lesson is designed to cater for the individuals cricketing needs and is without doubt the best way to correct specific faults and learn new skills. Outdoor Private Coaching (Pinelands CC): Type Duration Termly Cost : Term 3 (Price per lesson)         One-on-one 60 minutes R2035 (R185) One-on-one 90 minutes R2860 (R260) One-on-one 45 minutes R1815 (R165) One-on-one 30 minutes R1100 (R100)   Outdoor Group Coaching (Pinelands CC): Groups consist of 2 – 5 cricketers per group and they are divided according to their individual skill level and age. Sessions provide skills development in a group environment with the emphasis on enjoyment. Group coaching is important for players wishing to develop in all...

Pinelands CC is happy to announce the itinerary for the preseason tour to George.

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PCC Preseason Tour to George

Friday night 19 September 2014 have a welcoming braai. Saturday 20 September 2014 play a triangular T20 festival between George CC, Pinelands CC and Old Selbornians CC. Have a braai afterwords. Sunday 21 September 2014 have Old Selbornians CC and Pinelands CC play a 50 over match. Monday 22 September 2014 Golf at Kingswood for ±R250 kart included per player. We’re looking to confirm numbers, so if you’re interested, please respond to Neal as soon as you can. Call 082 0 935 935 for more...

To kick off our preseason, indoor nets starts this Thursday @ 6pm at the D&P centre in Ottery.

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Indoor Practice Starts Thursday

Welcome to our new look PCC website! We’re looking to kick off the new season with a bang. We have made a lot of changes over the last few weeks and will be bringing in a lot of new faces, both on the committee side and also the field. Our first playing day is the 11th of October. You can see the new fixtures here.  We are also planning a T20 tour to George in September. We’d love to see as many of you there that can make it on Thursday. Please contact Neal if you need more info. 082 0 935 935. You can find it at 1 Londonderry Rd Ottery....

Quick reminder about next week’s AGM. Please can all members be there to help with the numbers.
Please be there by 18h30 to try and start by 19h00, sharp.

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AGM Reminder – June 18

Direct any questions to Neal – 0820935935

Holiday Cricket Festival & Coaching Clinic

Pinelands CC and Garreth van Hoesslin (Our new player/coach) are proud to announce a holiday cricket festival aimed at children between the ages of 5-13. There are two dates: 30 June – 3 July & 14-17 July Booking is essential and for more information please contact: Garreth von Hoesslin Cell: 083 646 0263 Email: garreth AT and JUNIORS 9 – 13 yrs (hard balls) 30 June till 3 July 2014 and/or 14 till 17 July 2014 9:30am – 1:00pm R450 per Clinic / R120 per day Catching and Skills Competition, Net Sessions Batting, bowling and fielding drills   NIPPERS 5 – 8 yrs (soft balls) 30 June till 3 July and/or 14 till 17 July 2014 9am – 10:30am R300 per Clinic / R90 per day Hours of fun! Mini-cricket matches Catching Competition!...

AGM: 18 June 2014

The Club AGM will take place on the 18th June 2014. Please note, we need 20 members at the meeting to allow the meeting to proceed, so please can you diarise it.  It will commence at 19:00.  Please do all your can to be there. There will also be the vote for the committee for the upcoming season. This is an important aspect in the running of the club and if you feel passionate about the club, we ask that you make yourselves available for a committee position to help run the club going forward. It has been a hard year, but we’re ready to put it behind and work towards much improved years to come. The committee positions are as follows: a) The Chairman of the Committee; b) The Club Captain; c) The Honorary Secretary; d) The Honorary Treasurer; e) The Honorary Match Secretary; f) The Entertainment Organiser; g) The Fund Raising Organiser; h) The House Organiser; i) The Grounds Organiser j) The Chairman of the Selection Sub-Committee; Please circulate this news and announcement amongst yourself and we’ll see you all at next month’s...

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