Cricket lessons for Begbrook youngsters

June 25 2019

YOUNGSTERS at Begbrook Primary Academy have been learning more about cricket thanks to members of a nearby club.

Stapleton Cricket Club staged an introductory cricket session for pupils in Year 2 at the school in Begbrook Drive.

Coaches Andy Chidgey and Ian Crawford joined with teachers to teach the children some of the basics of the game, including catching, throwing, bowling, batting and wicket-keeping.

Andy said: “The children threw themselves very enthusiastically into all of the activities and showed great manners and commitment throughout. From a coach’s perspective, it was excellent to see all the children having tons of fun and showing great hand-eye coordination and teamwork skills.

“We've had links with Begbrook for some years now, as part of our voluntary efforts to help promote cricket to the people around the community of Stapleton, and have seen a number of children and parents come to the cricket club to enjoy our lovely game.”

The club hopes to run further sessions at the school with some of the other age groups.

There are also a number of different sessions for children and young people at the club, including the ECB's All stars programme, which sees around 60 children aged 5 to 7 taking part every Saturday morning.

The club runs junior sides from Under 9's through to Under 17's, who take part in the Bristol and District League and cup competitions, alongside its adult teams.

More information can be found on the club’s Play Cricket website.