Inaugural Forth Valley Sportsman’s Dinner
Saturday 21st March saw the inaugural Forth Valley Sportsman’s dinner, with guest speakers Paul Nixon (Former England wicket keeper batsman) and Grant Bradburn (current Scotland coach and ex New Zealand international) in attendance.
The evening’s festivities were marshalled by the very entertaining Doc Morton (Stirling C.C.C.)
50 guests experienced a great evening listening to stories from Paul’s career, including his debut for England and his approach from an Indian bookmarker. Grant kept the audience entertained by teaching them Maori and reflecting on his side’s appearance at the World Cup, and his aspirations for the Scotland team moving forward.
On Sunday Paul lead a master class with thirteen keen cricketers at McLaren Sports Centre (Callander), where he put them through their paces with various different drills and exercises. All who took part went away with big smiles on their faces, having enhanced their skills.
The weekend’s activities culminated in raising over £700 for grass roots cricket.
Ian Shaw CDM (Central, Angus, Fife & Dundee) commented ‘It was great to see that everyone enjoyed themselves thoroughly on the night, and that we raised a great amount over the weekend.
A massive thank you to all who helped make the weekends activities such a great success, including Doc Morton, Paul Nixon, Grant Bradburn, Stirling County C.C. and the caterers’.