Will your kids be bowled over by chance to become cricket all stars?

A cricket coach is hoping to bowl over youngsters with his passion for the sport - by encouraging more children to take up the game.

Monday, 23rd April 2018, 6:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 9th May 2018, 11:31 am
Marsden Cricket Club All Stars Programme by Sam Crews. Children from left Jack Anderson, 7, Kate Burden, 8, Harry Mann, 4, Diya Goyal, 5 and Luke Gray, 7.

Sam Crews is the main man behind this year’s All Star’s Programme at Marsden Cricket Club.

The initiative aims to introduce youngsters aged from five to eight to the sport and to learn basic cricketing skills.

Sessions start on Sunday May 13 and will be held at the club’s grounds at Jack Clark Park from noon until 1pm.

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The scheme itself runs for eight-weeks, however, youngsters will be given the opportunity to stay on and take part in the club’s coaching sessions throughout the summer.

Each child who registers will receive a backpack containing a cricket bat, ball, activitiy book, personalised shirt and cap.

Throughout the eight-weeks, youngsters will learn skills including batting, throwing, catching, bowling, running, teamwork, communication and how to respect others through the spirit of cricket.

Parents are also being encouraged to take part and join their children in sessions.

Head coach Chris Mann said: “The All Stars Programme is a great way for young people to be introduced to cricket.

“The programme helps them to gain confidence, meet new people and make new friends.”

Chris added: “The emphasis is on young people having fun and being able to express themselves through sport.

“Sam is a great coach who has the ability to inspire and create fun and engaging coaching sessions for young people.”

Those registering to become an All Star through Marsden will automatically become a member of the club.

The All Stars programme is an initiative from the England and Wales Cricket Board.

The cost to become an All Star is £40. Visit allstarscricket.co.uk for details.