Players without winter work will be returning next month to resume training 3 days a week. After Christmas the seam bowlers will travel to Bloemfontein in South Africa to train with AD. Meanwhile Gilo has unveiled the terrible state of the club when he took over last year especially in terms of off-field discipline and fitness. Things which have now been ironed out so the focus this year can be on skills.
“The bowlers won’t bowl for a while,” Giles said. “They will step it up in the New Year but between now and Christmas, the batters will hit a lot of balls.” No sniggering at the back please.