This week we Focus on Wycombe House CC, with the Osterley-based club entering two teams into the Middlesex Indoor Competition. They are a club that prides themselves on having a diverse, friendly, and family atmosphere.
What is the importance of the Indoor League?
Wycombe House embarked on a new beginning last year by bringing in a Director of Cricket and new Junior Manager, joining the club with a fresh new vision and structure. Following a successful first year, the membersship across juniors and seniors grew significantly. As a result, the club has entered two teams into the Middlesex Indoor Competition. Historically players have enjoyed playing indoor cricket each winter as it is an important way for the players to keep active during the winter, as well as keeping the teams and club socially engaged during the off-season. An overwhelming response for indoor cricket since the end of the season has also led to the club starting their indoor training programmes in October this year, compared to January previously.
What else happens at Wycombe House?
Wycombe House has a proud history of producing strong juniors and have provided the platform for a number of professional players, including two of the current Middlesex First XI squad (Blake Cullen and Ishaan Kaushal) as well as Alan Coleman, the interim Head Coach. Therefore, the core of the club’s vision focuses on the Youth players, which was reflected by the First XI having an average age of 21 last summer. Wycombe House reached the MDL Trophy final for the first time, which was seen as a reward of all the hard work that has been put into the Youth section.
This winter the club are looking at launching a women and girls’ section, having had conversations with the local community. This is an exciting project for the club, which is happening just after their home ground undertook a huge renovation project. With a brand new Fourth XI entering the league next season there is a lot of room for Wycombe House to continue their growth and developing their players in the same way.
The indoor league is running through the winter, with groups playing on Sundays at the Middlesex Cricket Indoor School in Finchley. Ickenham topped Group A, with Group B and C being played in December. To see the latest standings, follow this link. Wycombe House have entered a team in both upcoming groups. For more information about the Middlesex Indoor League, please contact Raj Nath.
We would like to thank the team at Wycombe House for their contribution and wish them luck in the Middlesex Indoor League. You can find more information about the club on their Play Cricket site.