The Yorkshire Cricket College recently returned from a memorable pre-season tour to Cape Town, South Africa, where they played six matches against local opposition.
The tour was a challenging one for the team, as they won only two matches and suffered four defeats. However, two of those defeats came in the final over of the match, showing that the team was competitive and in contention until the very end.
Despite the tough results, the team was able to take away valuable lessons from their experiences on tour. They played against quality opposition and were able to identify areas for improvement in their game.
One of the standout performers for the Yorkshire Cricket College was Jack Luxton, who scored an impressive 120 runs off just 68 balls in one of the matches. Luxton’s performance helped secure a much-needed win for the team.
In addition to their matches, the team also had the opportunity to climb Table Mountain and go on an overnight safari, providing a much-needed break from their rigorous training schedule.
Speaking about the tour, the team’s coach, Ben Holderness noted the importance of the experience for the team’s development.
Ben said: “While the results may not have been what we wanted, the tour was a valuable experience for the team.
“We played against some quality opposition and were able to identify areas for improvement in our game. Additionally, the team-building experiences we had on tour will undoubtedly help us in the upcoming season.”
The Yorkshire Cricket College started their season on Friday, 14th April, with a ‘friendly’ against the Northern Diamonds.
For the rest of the season they look to take lessons learned from their pre-season tour and have a strong start to their campaign, which they look to continue throughout the season.