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California Cricket: Peter Wellings joins East Bay Youth Cricket Association
by DreamCricket USA
Sep 30, 2012

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[Source: EYCA News Release]

East Bay Youth Cricket Association (EYCA) announced today the joining of Peter Wellings as its first overseas Program Director.  Wellings who is from England will be the first overseas program director of EYCA marking a new beginning of taking the talent at EYCA to the next level.

EYCA COO Shri Erra said, “Peter is an ECB Level III coach and a former Middlesex player as well as head coach of Coaching Cricket Excellence has shown tremendous results in running a program aimed towards providing top quality coaching to children of all ages and abilities.“

Peter’s playing career also includes captaining the Minor Counties U25 XI, Middlesex Cricket Board and Middlesex League representative side, and he has also represented the England Amateur XI on eight occasions. He brings to us the experience of coaching all over the world and is currently involved in coaching youngsters in countries such as India, South Africa and Uganda. This will make a huge difference in the technical ability of children involved at EYCA and also vastly increase their understanding of cricket."

“We interviewed as many as six international coaches from India, Pakistan and UK but Peter stood out and impressed on a number of levels including his proven ability to work with children and maximize each player’s individual potential along with an extensive knowledge of cricket and cricket coaching," Erra said.

During his time as Academy Director at Ealing CC the west London club became recognized as the leading cricket club in the UK based around a policy of homegrown talent.

Wellings said about the August weekend training camp, “I give a sincere thank you to the children and parents at East Bay Youth Cricket Association who made the weekend's cricket master class such a fantastic experience. Cricket is thriving in the San Francisco Bay Area and EYCA are doing a wonderful job getting youngsters involved in the great game.”

“I am delighted and excited with my new role with EYCA, it’s a great pleasure and honor to be associated with such a forward thinking organization,”  Wellings added.

EYCA President Gopal Samant said: “Cricket at EYCA is in a very exciting phase. When you see skilled, passionate and talented players take the field with dreams of playing for their country and facing the best in cricket across the globe, it’s our responsibility to ensure that they get all that is needed to make it to that level. We are extremely happy and delighted with our association with Peter and look forward to his guidance and experience in scaling up our program to the next level and that will be yet another exciting phase at EYCA.”

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