Cricketing Wanderers aim to put down roots

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Former Romerils player Paul Glass, who will be president and Wanderers captain, has helped set up the new club along with Chris Wilson and Kristian Gorman who will be vice-captain and secretary, respectively.

Glass said: ‘Cricket continues to grow on the Island and we’re really looking forward to playing as a new club.

The three of us play for Centurions in the Evening League and we discussed forming a club to play in the Weekend League.

‘The more we spoke the more we wanted to do it.

I’m really passionate about this and I’m confident we can go on to become well established.

‘We’re currently completing a constitution with assistance from the Jersey Cricket Board.

We’ve also had great help from Evening League secretary Ron Halliwell.

‘We will be a multi-national team with players from South Africa, New Zealand, India and Pakistan.

We will have Jersey players, too, several who played league cricket last season.

Our chief aim though is to attract new cricketers that do not play in the league to join a side and participate.

‘In South Africa players are heavily involved with their clubs and we will be looking to do the same with Wanderers CC.

‘Firstly we need to be accepted by the JCB at their annual general meeting early next year.

Hopefully there will be a space for us in the league as this will help provide an opportunity for new players to join us.

‘JCB rules state that we have to field two under-18 players in our team so as well as looking for senior players we’d also welcome any under-18s who’d like to play as well.

‘Most of the Secondary Schools are linked to a league club, I’d like us to be a free-standing link so any under-18 player could join us.

‘My stepfather Roy Slater is going to be our coach.

He will be an unofficial coach because he does not currently have official JCB coaching qualifications.

‘But has has played at a high level in South Africa, having represented Border and Rhodesia which is a very good standard.

‘He has a lot to offer youngsters so hopefully we can attract a few.

‘Setting up a new club is not cheap either so we are also looking for sponsorship.

‘If we obtain it it will take the financial pressure off the players and allow us to complete pre-season training.’ The club can be contacted by email at:

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