It has been a busy off season for some of the Billericay CC players, with first teamers Darren Ironside and Matt Bell heading off to Australia for some sun and the chance to play grade cricket.
Darren has joined Tea Tree Gully CC in Adelaide, and has been playing alongside Australia test batsman Travis Head as well as Joe Gatting. Darren has scored 273 runs at an average of 39 this year, including three 50's and has also picked up 6 wickets in his season down under so far!
Matt is spending the winter in Melbourne at Knox Gardens CC. He has scores 168 runs including one half century, and has also picked up a wicket with a bowling average of just 13!
We wish both Matt and Darren the best of luck for the remainder of their Australian seasons, and look forward to welcoming them back to Billericay for the summer!
Paul Walter has also spent time abroad this winter, heading to South Africa for a warm weather training camp with some Essex CCC colleagues. He was in Cape Town post Christmas to work on his game away from the cold, rainy conditions in the UK!