Rory Burns is spending his winter in Adelaide at the Darren Lehman Cricket Academy building on his outstanding summer for Surrey.
Rory has found time in his busy schedule to sit down in front of his computer and pen his first blog from Australia.
So here is the first “Burnsy Blogs”:
Having been in Adelaide just shy of a month my teeth are well and truly stuck into the DLCA’s programme.
A typical week consists of two running sessions, three gym sessions, and four skill sessions. However, you also have another two additional training sessions with your club side. I am playing for Tea Tree Gully District Cricket Club and they are a very good outfit particularly in the one day game and are a great set of lads off the field!
The past two weekends I have played my first games for the club. In the two day game that has just finished we beat Southern Districts convincingly by over 100 runs. It was my first competitive run out since touching down and I was happy to make 46. Apparently all the “Poms “that play at the club normally start with a duck!
Last weekend we also had a one dayer against Kensington which we won as well. No runs this time out but it was good to be part of a side that hasn’t lost a one day game in 2 years!
Away from the Academy all the boys are pretty chilled and we’ve been doing our best to see what Adelaide has to offer, which mainly entails easing ourselves down to one of many beaches Adelaide has to offer.
As I write this, my roommate, Derbyshire’s Dan Redfern is in his natural habitat…tucked up in bed with the iPad, an image that is very rapidly becoming synonymous with the trip so far!
I’ll wrap this entry up with an acknowledgement to the boys back home who I know have already started training in the freezing cold at the Kia Oval. Just to make them feel better I can tell them it isn’t easy to get yourself out of bed to train in 35 degrees either!