Monday 11 December 2006 

Bears Host Masterclass Sessions

As part of the Warwickshire Cricket Board Christmas Holiday coaching scheme, members of the Warwickshire CCC First XI will be giving up some of their free time to coach the Development of Excellence Squads and to host intimate coaching sessions with young cricket enthusiasts.

The MASTERCLASS SESSIONS are as follows :

Thursday 21st December

10.30a.m – 12.00p.m - Jimmy Anyon - Pace bowling

1.00p.m – 2.30p.m - Jim Troughton - Fielding

2.30p.m – 4.00p.m - Lee Daggett - Seam bowling


Friday 22nd December

10.30a.m – 12.00p.m - Jonathan Trott - Playing spin

1.00p.m – 2.30p.m - Ian Westwood - Opening the batting

2.30p.m – 4.00p.m - Tony Frost - Wicketkeeping


The sessions on Playing Spin with Jonathan Trott and Seam Bowling with Lee Daggett are reserved for the Development of Execellence squads but the other 4 sessions are open to members of the public aged between 10-14 years. Junior Bears get a discounted price of £10 per session while non-members pay just £12.50.

Each session will have a maximum of 18 participants meaning that all members of the group will benefit from one to one coaching from the Club’s professional staff.

Jim Troughton said, “I enjoy sharing my knowledge of the game with youngsters. It’s good to learn the skills of the game as young as possible. I always looked up to Trevor Penney when I was younger and was inspired by him to make sure my fielding was at a high level. Saving runs and taking catches are now a crucial aspect of the modern game and I will be looking to teach the kids how to be as alert and effective as possible in the field.”

Kelly Evenson commented. “This is a tremendously exciting opportunity for local youngsters to be inspired by some excellent role models and professional cricketers provided by Warwickshire CCC.’’

There are limited spaces available on these exclusive sessions with Ian Westwood’s session only having 1 final place available. To reserve your place please call 0121 446 3615 or download a booking form from www.wcb.org.uk


Abi Dollery
Warwickshire County Cricket Club