When Rugby and Cricket Collide - Dan Parks meet Dougie Lockhart

13 May

Two World Cup Stars help McCrea Financial Services launch their support of the West of Scotland Cricket Club Season

The two sports of cricket and rugby have long gone hand-in-hand, and on a lovely sunny evening Dougie Lockhart, former Scotland Cricket International and Dan Parks; former Scotland Rugby International came together at Hamilton Crescent to help promote the importance of coaching, training and being part of a team.

We were also delighted that new coach at the McCrea West of Scotland Cricket club, David Hinchcliffe, was there to lend a hand.  David has recently relocated to Glasgow from Morriston Cricket club in Wales and is also the director of coaching at Pitchvision Academy.  PitchVision is one of the largest worldwide online cricket coaching websites and His brief there involves him working with high profile players and coaches, including none other than Kevin Pietersen, the man making all the headlines south of the border!

Dan, a keen cricketer, joined in with some of the kwik cricket training with the younger kids, supported of course by Scotland cricket supremo Dougie Lockhart and after a good deal of entertainment with some rather questionable batting and bowling, sat down to for a Q&A with the kids.

With questions ranging from “Who was your favourite cricketer?” to “What time do you have to go to bed?” the kids and the questions were on top form and for our part as sponsors, we were pleased to help get this years’ training underway very positively.

Said Dougie Lockhart, who was capped for Scotland 176 times, “It was great to see the young cricketers at West being so enthusiastic about the game and I was delighted to do some coaching with them and try to pass on some insights from my experiences playing cricket.  Their passion for cricket also shone through in the Q & A session and they are all clearly desperate to learn and improve”

Dan Parks added “I love my cricket, almost as much as Rugby and was delighted to head along and lend my support.  As someone very grateful for my experience in the sporting and looking forward to a new phase of my career in coaching, it was great to meet Dougie and the kids.  Their questions were very entertaining and tougher in some cases than facing a full press call”.

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