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22nd October 2009

Junior Spin, Pace and Wicket keeping courses at Riverside

These sessions will give young cricketers the benefit of expert coaching and also the opportunity to demonstrate and improve their talent.  There will also be three fast bowling sessions to help the coaching staff identify the future Stephen Harmison, Graham Onions or Liam Plunkett.

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Spin bowling is playing an ever-increasing role in the modern game of cricket.  The world’s leading wicket takers, Warne and Muralitharan have heightened the spin bowlers’ appeal to the new generation and Twenty20 cricket has provided a huge role change for the old-fashioned English spinner.  

Therefore, this winter we are running an open spin course in order to give people the opportunity to learn more about spin bowling.  This does not necessarily mean players who are already established, or who have previously played in County Age Group Teams, but can include any players from clubs who believe they have some talent that may not yet have been identified at a county level, or even someone who wants to give spin a go and try it out.  

The sessions are open to spin bowlers under the age of 15 years old and will be held in the Indoor Cricket Centre at the Riverside on the following dates:-

Tuesday 3rd November 5pm – 7pm
Tuesday 10th November 5pm – 7pm
Tuesday 17th November 5pm – 7pm
Tuesday 24th November 5pm – 7pm

The sessions will be overseen by Durham Academy Coach John Windows and Academy Assistant Coach Alastair Maiden with other invited coaches as thought appropriate.  The cost of these sessions is £16.00 and cheques can be made payable to DCBCA (Durham Cricket Board Coaches Association) and returned to:-

Hilary Nesbit, Durham Cricket Board, Riverside, Chester le Street, DH3 3QR

We are also running an open wicket keepers course where any wicket keepers in club junior teams are welcome.  This course will cost £12.00 and should be made payable to DCBCA and sent to the address below.  

The course will take place at the Riverside Indoor Cricket Centre on the following dates:-

Friday 30th October 5pm – 7pm
Friday 6th November 5pm – 7pm
Friday 13th November 5pm – 7pm

The sessions will be overseen by Durham Academy Coach John Windows and Academy Assistant Coach Alastair Maiden with other invited coaches as thought appropriate.  Cheques can be made payable to DCBCA (Durham Cricket Board Coaches Association) and returned to:-

Hilary Nesbit, Durham Cricket Board, Riverside, Chester le Street, DH3 3QR

As part of our Talent Identification Process, we are holding three fast bowling sessions. The purpose of these sessions is to identify any players who may have the potential to develop as fast bowlers. This does not necessarily mean players who are already established, or who have previously played in County Age Group Teams, but can include any players from clubs who believe they have some talent but may not have been identified at county level.

We are particularly interested in anyone who plays in club senior 2nd or 3rd teams who is tall and ‘leggy’ but has some athletic ability and bowls fast but not necessarily with any accuracy.

The sessions are open to fast bowlers under the age of 19 years old and there is no cost.  They will be held on the following dates:-

• Monday 23rd November at Kingsmeadow School, Dunston. 7pm – 9pm
• Wednesday 25th November at Fyndoune School, Sacriston. 7pm – 9pm
• Wednesday 2nd December at Riverside Indoor Cricket Centre 6pm – 8pm

All sessions will be overseen by Durham Academy Coach John Windows and Academy Assistant Coach Alastair Maiden, with other invited coaches as thought appropriate.

If you feel that you fit the bill please can you make sure you attend only one of these sessions dependent upon their locality and confirm that you will be attending by notifying the Cricket Board office at the address below:-

Hilary Nesbit, Durham Cricket Board, Riverside, Chester le Street, DH3 3QR, 0191 3872868