West Midlands Softball Training
On the 23rd October the Bobcats undertook their own marathon in the heart of the city– although theirs did not cause traffic chaos!
In preparation for the Monmouth Tournament the Bobcats invited the Leamington Hawks, NFU Stratford and the West Midlands Razorbacks to Hallfield for a training session and friendly game. Unfortunately the training was held on the same day as the Bupa half marathon, which had closed most of the roads in and around the city centre. It was tough enough for the Bobcats to get to their usual ground never mind for the Hawks and the Razorbacks. For Stratford it proved too much and after an hour of driving round the city they were defeated.
Quentin started the afternoon with a series of warm up exercises – ranging from the norm to the extreme.
Bobcats (left to right): Ross, Trent, Jeff, Chris, Jayne and Chad
Although it is hilarious to watch, take my word for it – it was tough.
And this was just the start!
Throwing practices - tip: when throwing ground balls do not put camera on the floor!
Players from the West Midlands Razorbacks and Leamington Hawks doing some batting practices
Hawks and Bobcats
Saps at the plate.
Meg (Bobcats) at second, surrounded by Nathan (Razorbacks) and a Hawk
Quentin (Bobcat) as umpire and Pete (Razorback & Bobcat) as catcher.