CARPOOLING to cricket is about to become a key part of Mitch Lang's week-to-week duties.
The newly-appointed Koroit coach, who is based in Hamilton, will share driving duties with teammate Paddy Sinnott as he commutes to training and games twice a week.
Lang, a former Hamilton Cricket Club captain who smashed 500 runs this past summer, wants to grow his skill set in his first stint as a coach.
"The change of leadership excited me quite a bit," Lang, a journalist, said.
"In the past I've opened the batting and kept as well as being captain which has been quite a difficult role on game day.
"(Coaching) is a little bit more of a training-orientated role. On game day, I'll take a bit of a back seat from the leadership side point of view and give my feedback after the game."
Lang said Paddy Sinnott - a former Koroit captain - lived "four doors down the road from me".
"I'm pretty good friends with Paddy. We've played footy together and we've known each other for a while now," he said.
"I've played in the Belfast Bash down in Port Fairy and I enjoyed playing with a new group of lads (in Koroit).
"I think it's a good opportunity for me to learn a few things. I'm only 22 so I'm still learning the game which can take about 30 bloody years to pick up."
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