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Vijay Chumber is new first-team men’s captain at Ludlow Hockey Club
THE experienced Vijay Chumber is the new first-team men’s captain at Ludlow Hockey Club.
He has taken over from Stuart Richards, who has captained the side for seven years and led Ludlow to promotion to the West Midlands Division One last season.
Chumber has captained Ludlow for a season in the past before having spells at Stourport and Bridgnorth.
The team started the season with a thirdplace finish in the Shropshire Cup after an 8-1 victory over Whitchurch.
Andrew Richards (4), Matt Blount (3) and James Pratt scored for Ludlow.
Previously, Ludlow lost 6-2 in a first-round tie against Shrewsbury despite two goals from Richards. Former Welsh international Graham Hutchinson is the new secondteam men’s captain.
Late goals from Jake Watts and Andy Davenport-Smith gave Ludlow 2nd a 2-0 win over Worcester 5th. Tom Crump is the new third-team captain.
Sixteen-year-old Alice Oatham, who has been selected to play for the West Midlands under-17 team, will be captaining Ludlow’s women’s Saturday side.
And Bedstone College’s Emma Davies will at the helm of the Ludlow women’s Sunday team.
Former Cannock National League player Claire Stewardson and club chairman Chris Beaumont will lead the club’s training sessions at Moor Park School.
Tuesdays: 7.30pm to 9pm for men and boys aged 13 and over; Wednesdays: 6pm to 7pm for juniors under 13; Wednesdays: 7pm to 8.30pm for women and secondary school aged girls.
For more details, call membership secretary Martin Watts on 01694 723543