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AJ in Australia – Christmas Report

After finishing the season for our Christmas Break, we (Central Lions) are currently 3rd in the league table.

It’s Christmas holidays now in Australia, and we have 4 weeks off from cricket. I will be staying with our Cricket Club Captain, Dylan, and his family, as will our other overseas player, Dave, who is also English and from Cornwall.

Dylans parents live in Newland Arm, a beautiful house overlooking the lakes, they own 2 boats and a jet-ski, so we have been out on the water everyday, either jet-skiing or fishing, enjoying the high temperature of 43 degrees!

We went out on the boat to see Pelican Island, it was amazing to see the views and the pelicans flying over the water.

We went into Melbourne to watch a days play of the Australia versus India Test Match, it was good to be back at the ground again. We got to see the Australian players having a coaching session and practising before the match. Unfortunately, we only stayed for a few hours, as play was stopped due to heavy rain. I have enclosed a photograph of the train station in Melbourne, as I was impressed by the building and its architecture.

Christmas Day was very different for me this year, we all sat outside for lunch, looking over the lake, in sweltering heat, enjoying lots of different fish dishes, including oysters and octopus, and obviously had a few cold beers. It is Australia after all! In the evening we sat around an open fire playing games with all of Dylans family. Dylans parents really looked after me, including buying me presents, funny Australian keepsakes, from a toy Kangaroo to Australian flag pyjamas!

Last weekend, Saturday 10th January, we were due to have a first Cricket match since the Christmas break, but this was rained off, as we have been having very heavy rain storms, with a lot of thunder and lightning.

Next weekend there is no league game, but on the Sunday we are playing an Australia versus England game. This will see the English overseas players from the league play against their Australia hosts! This will be a competitive match I’m sure, but we’re all looking forward to it! I’ll let you know how it goes on my next blog!

Happy New Year to you all!!

New Business Wins for Ladbrook Manufacturing

Ladbrook Manufacturing is celebrating success following the awarding of new contracts in two new industry sectors, further expanding our diverse client base.

Pressed Metal Parts

Over the company’s long history, Ladbrook Manufacturing have developed a wide and varied range of standard press tools, such flexibility has allowed Ladbrook to both tender and win the business for the supply of new pressed metal parts to be used in the steel fencing and gates industry. The client was looking for a quick delivery period that would not have been possible had Ladbrook not had the press tools for the job. Please feel free to visit our Pressed Metal Parts page for more information.

 Metal Spinning

Following the recent update on the Metal Spinning page, Ladbrook Manufacturing has also won a highly valued contract for the supply of metal Floor Stands that are produced on our PNC spinning machine. This was in complete contrast to the Pressed Metal Parts contract, as this part required new tooling and development to get the products into production, all of which were manufactured onsite to our customer’s exacting specification and required lead time. If you wish to discuss your Metal Spinning requirements then please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.

These new contracts further demonstrate that Ladbrook have a proactive approach to finding new industries to grow and develop with.

Please do not hesitate to contact us on 01692 402 156 to discuss your requirements.