Wednesday 7 February 2007 

Evans To Attend MRF Pace Foundation

Durham County Cricket Club Development Player, Luke Evans, is flew out to India this weekend to join up with an England contingent that is attending the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai, India.

Sunderland born Evans, 19, will spend ten days at the foundation, along with fellow Durham squad members Graham Onions and Ottis Gibson. Graham, and the other England A fast bowlers, is taking part in the coaching session prior to joining up with the rest of the squad in Bangladesh, where they are touring throughout February.

Ottis Gibson is included in the party in his capacity as an ECB coach.

The MRF Pace Foundation was established in August '87, with Australian Cricket legend Dennis Lillee of Australia as Director, with the singular mission of developing and breeding strike bowlers of tomorrow.

On his forthcoming trip, Luke Evans said, “This is a brilliant opportunity for me and it will certainly be a big challenge. It’s a huge privilege to train with the England A bowlers and it will be excellent preparation for the forthcoming season.”

England Bowling Coach, Kevin Shine said, “This is a great opportunity for Luke to ‘live’ fast bowling for ten days.”