Meet the team

Julie Fielder

Nickname/known as: Julie and occasionally on a cricket field juliefielderbatterbowler

About me
I have been involved in cricket for as long as I can remember, did have a few years break before being persuaded to take it up again as more of a fun pastime which lead to me taking up coaching and being even more involved than before. I still play to a fashion.

How did you hear about CWB?
When CWB leagend Jules Farman joined our ladies team, after which a couple of our team volunteered and after hearing all their stories and seeing their photos and with bit of nagging and a few “you should go comments” in 2017 I finally volunteered and it was one of the best experiences I have ever had.

Hopes for the trip?
To try to help inspire more children to give cricket/sport a go. To see all the smiles and the sheer joy a simple tennis ball and plastic bat can bring. To meet new people and to learn a few more things about myself and Uganda.

Contribution to the team playlist?
Pretty much anything by Pink, or my African themed tune would be “My African Dream” by Kimmy Skota & Andre Rieu

Tom Lyes

Nickname/known as: Tom, Tommo or Lyesy

About me
I’m Sport mad and i love Cricket and Rugby. I play cricket for Malpas CC (The Real MCC) distinctly averagely and referee and coach rugby. I love to travel too and have been to Australia for a lions tour and an Ashes trip.

How did you hear about CWB?
I first saw CWB on Twitter and after a little research sent off an application form in an hour.

Hopes for the trip?
I hope I can enrich young people’s lives for a few hours and show them how fun cricket can be. I hope our trip can bring energy, fun and laughter to the schools we visit whilst creating a positive legacy.

Contribution to the team playlist?
Oasis

Daniel Fitzpatrick

Nickname/Known as: Fitzy

About me
I was born and lived in Leeds all my life. I love most sports but I’m a cricket enthusiast try to coach and play as much as I can. I’ve worked for a couple of coaching company’s and just looking to get as much experience as possible within cricket.

How did you hear about CWB
Through a friend who forwarded me details about upcoming trips.

Hopes for the trip? 
To learn more about Uganda and experience a bit of their culture. To help and support the charity and do my best to get involved as much as I can. I’m hoping this experience will encourage me to do more for charities in the future.

Contribution to the team playlist?
Something deep and meaningful, anything Coldplay

Matt Pateman

Nickname/Known as: Pate, Stumpy, Patio among many others that are not going on here

About me
I am a very sporty person, I love playing cricket and watching it live or on the tele. I am also a season ticket holder at Luton Town FC which is another passion of mine. I try and get to most home matches and some away ones with my little boy Harry.

How did you hear about CWB
one of my best mates Carl Ferguson who has been on many trips with CWB including this one introduced me a number of years ago.

Hopes for the trip
I hope that i can maybe make a difference to one or two childrens lifes in some small way. On a personal note I am hoping to see what Africa is truly like.

Contribution to team playlist
Taste in music is rubbish but maybe some Michael Jackson or a bit of Green Day

Ed Lamb

Nickname/known as: Ed, Steady or Cuddles

About me
I’ve been playing cricket pretty much all my life and started playing adult league cricket at 9. I’m a feminist and having two beautiful six year-old twin daughters has only strengthened that.

How did you hear about CWB?
It started when I watched the film Warriors. It really moved me and I stayed and watched the credits, noting down who was involved. Having looked into CWB I knew that I wanted to get involved.

Hopes for the trip?
To connect with and inspire with as many Ugandan’s as it’s possible to. And to share a few laughs along the way.

Contribution to the team playlist?
Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve. Or Anything Kylie!

Lee Booth

Nickname/known as: Boothby

About Me
Growing up in Huddersfield has provided me with the ideal background for volunteering in developing countries, I have used this alongside my Level 3 cricket coaching to help take CWBs message to Rwanda, Cameroon, Kenya and Uganda.

Hopes for the trip?
I am looking forward to meeting new friends and seeing how the game is developing and helping to train the next generation of cricket coaches who will help to deliver the messages to the young about their future.

Contribution to the team playlist?
I have the speaker so anything I like, mainly early 80s new romantic power ballads

Carl Ferguson

Nickname/known as: Bushpig, Asparagus, Ferg

About me
When I signed up to go to Rwanda with CWB in 2012, I was unaware how it would have such a profound effect on my life afterwards and certainly wouldn’t have believed that I am about to embark on my 6th trip to Africa. That first trip certainly challenged my perspective. I am extremely proud to feel a part of its fabled ‘family’. Cricket itself is a huge passion of mine and I play, having done so for 22 years, for Flitwick CC (‘The Mighty Otters’) in Bedfordshire.

Hopes for the trip?
I literally cannot wait to get out to Uganda to meet new friends and to experience all the things that the country has to offer.

Contribution to the team playlist?
Sinatra

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