Baseball. Cherbourg: the Seagulls ready to take flight!

Robin Gréard and the Seagulls, 2nd in the Unicorn tournament last weekend in Saint-Lô (our photo), start the R1 championship this weekend against Avranches. (©DP)

Hibernation is over for the Seagulls! This weekend of April 2 and 3, 2022the Cherbourg baseball players will dispute their opening game from Normandy championship (R1) against the Black Crows ofAvranches.

Despite training conditions made difficult by holding works currently on the ground Lande Saint-GabrielGérald Soullard’s men were able to check that they were ready to go into battle by finishing 2nd last weekend at the Licorne tournament, in Saint-Loonly beaten and final (14-9) by a South American selection.

A “sharper” team

“We are fired up! “, testifies the stainless Sébastien Gréard, the assistant coach, convinced that the progression of young people like his son Robin and the arrival of new players like Guillaume Joret will allow the “Blues” to play the leading roles this season.

I strongly believe in this group. This year we are presenting a team that has another face, more athletic, more technical, more dynamic, sharper and thirsty to play. All winter, the guys gave their all diligently and it’s already starting to pay off.

Sebastien Greard

The one who knew the great club hoursespecially the two titles from champion of France (N2 in 1995, N1 in 2006), considers his flock capable of “creating surprises” and “shaking up the hierarchy”, in particular the defending champions, the Cones of Honfleur“expected at the turn. “There is competition in every position and that forces my players not to rest on their laurels. The atmosphere is also at the top, there is a good spirit and mutual respect. It’s a team that has a soul and it shows. »

3 clubs

Nine teams will compete for the title of Normandy champion, including three Manchoises: the Seagulls of Cherbourg, the Jimmers of Saint-Lô and the Black Crows of Avranches.

Moreover, since the creation of the club in 1985, the Seagulls of Cherbourg have won the title of Normandy champion 7 times.

> > > At home… in Saint-Lô

The land of the Lande Saint-Gabriel being under construction (upgrading to safety standards, improved comfort, etc.), the Seagulls are forced to receive the Avranches team on Sunday at the facilities of the Jimmers of Saint-Lô.

> > > The calendar

  • Sunday, April 3 (Day 1)
    Rouen – Saint-Lô
  • Sunday April 17 (2nd day)
    Honfleur – Saint-Lô
    Avranches – Les Andelys
  • Sunday, April 24 (3rd day)
    Saint-Lô – Avranches
  • Sunday May 1 (4th day)
    Le Havre – Saint-Lô
  • Sunday, May 8 (5th day)
    Saint-Lô – Cherbourg
    Exempt: Avranches
  • Sunday, May 15 (6th day)
    Le Havre–Cherbourg
    Avranches – Les Andelys
    Exempt: Saint-Lô
  • Sunday, May 22 (7th day)
    Saint-Lô – Caen
    Le Havre–Avranches
    Exempt: Cherbourg
  • Sunday, June 12 (8th day)
    Saint-Lô – Les Andelys
  • Sunday, June 19 (9th day)
    Les Andelys-Cherbourg
    Louviers – Saint-Lô

>>> The team

  • Arnaud Villard
  • Jean Paul Roupsard
  • Jonathan Leclerc
  • Jouhanik Le Cunff
  • Robin Greard
  • Olivier Meurice
  • Stephan Quote
  • Guillaume Joret
  • Romain Le Bruman
  • Arnaud Le Lezec
  • Cloe Robert
  • Max Castel
  • Thierry Dupin
  • Fabrice Cuquemelle
  • Lucien Richier
  • Coach : Gerald Soulard
  • Deputy : Sebastien Greard

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