Falkland duo offered once in a lifetime trip

Calum Watson and Cameron Nellies
Calum Watson and Cameron Nellies

Two of Falkland Cricket Club’s most promising players are jetting off to India in February on a tour led by former club professional Manoj Parmar.

Cameron Nellies and Calum Watson, both 18, have played for the club since primary school and are looking forward to the prospect of playing cricket abroad for the very first time.

This once in a lifetime opportunity to go on an overseas cricket tour will provide them with a fantastic opportunity to improve their skills, technique, fitness, tactics and mental approach to the game.

It’ll also give them the unique opportunity to play and practice cricket in different conditions.

A spokesman for the cricket club said: “The tour will be led by former first class cricketer and UKCC Level 3 coach Manoj Parmar.

“Manoj is well known to Falkland having being our Professional in the 1980s and 1990s.

“He is also a highly respected coach who has coached among others the current Indian Test player Cheteshwar Pujara.”

The nine day tour consists of between five and seven matches with many hours of specialist coaching and practice in between.

There will also be an opportunity for the lads to coach cricket to a hundred or so local schoolchildren.

The boys have been saving hard towards the cost of the trip but there are still sponsorship opportunities available.

Pease contact club president Robbie Nellies on 07768 711628 for details.