Foxton News story

A letter from Don Whyte

15 Nov 2019

Foxes overseas player 2019

Don Whyte was our overseas player from Australia for the 2019 season. During his 6 months with the Foxes Don made some great contributions both on and off the field and we wish him all the best in his season back in Australia. Don kindly wrote the following letter to the club:

The English Summer of 2019 provided me with a once in a lifetime opportunity to play for Foxton Cricket Club. For the 6 months that I was there, I can safely say that I have made memories and friends that I will cherish forever. From the moment I arrived I was welcomed by the friendliest community and immediately felt at home. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is considering coming over to England, you wont regret going to the Foxes.

Foxton is an ideal location for any overseas player of any capacity. With a 5 minute walk to the train station, a 15 minute ride into Cambridge and an hour into London it is the most convenient of places for travel. On top of this it is a short train journey to the airport where you can find flights to all over Europe. Besides travel, the cricket community is amazing. This is a testament to the work that both Matt and John Gray put into making sure the grounds and players are looked after. These two and the whole committee made sure that I was looked after both on and off the field. Whether that be lifts to games or finding work the club made sure that I wasn’t wanting for anything and were always more than happy to help with any problems that arose.

The cricket side of things was an unbelievable experience to further my cricket game and develop my skills. The competition is very strong with a very high standard of players and teams as well playing on some of the best grounds around Cambridge (none better than Foxton itself). There are a great bunch of lads there who love cricket and everything about it, as well being able to have some fun off the field.

I would again like to thank everyone amongst the Foxton Cricket community who made my stay a breeze especially John and Matt Gray. Without their commitment to making sure everyone is well looked after, the club wouldn’t be anywhere near as strong as it is. Finally, to anyone interested in a season over in the UK, I couldn’t recommend Foxton enough and highly encourage you to get in contact with the club - you won’t regret it!

Up the Foxes,

Don Whyte