Skills Courses for Durham's Young Cricketers
aspiring young cricketers are being given the chance to hone their
skills during the long winter months with a series of courses provided
by Durham County Cricket Club's players and coaches.
cricket skills sessions will be held at Fyndoune School in Sacriston
every Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. starting on October 3rd. Each
week the session will concentrate on different skills
"Turn and Burn" - which teaches spin bowling techniques
- to "Hit It Harder" - the art of hitting fours and sixes.
session will cost £2 each and will be open to boys and girls
aged between 10 and 15. Former England opening batsman Geoff Cook,
who is Academy Director at Durham, and John Windows, who is the
Assistant Academy Coach, will be taking each session with guest
appearances from Durham players.
Cook says: "Many top cricketers go abroad to keep up their
skill level during the winter but we hope to be bringing a bit of
sunshine to youngsters who enjoy the game and want to get a bit
who is interested in taking part in any of the sessions should contact
John Windows on 0191 3871717 for more information.
Thursday 3rd October at Fyndoune 6 - 8pm £2
Catching / Throwing / Diving / Sliding / Wicket Keeping
This workshop will look at all skills involved in handling a cricket
ball. How to catch successfully, throw it with power, stop a ball
Thursday 10th October at Fyndoune 6 - 8pm £2
This workshop will investigate the mysterious art of making a ball
turn and how play a spinning ball
Thursday 17th October at Fyndoune 6 - 8pm £2
This workshop will be all about speed; how to generate it and how
to deal with it.
Thursday 24th October at Fyndoune 6 - 8pm £2
Smacking the ball for miles is what batting is all about. Learn
how to make the most of your strength.
Thursday 31st October at Fyndoune 6 - 8pm £2
Performing under pressure is the key to success. This workshop will
practice all the skills already learnt in a very competitive environment.
2 Thursday 7th November at Fyndoune 6 - 8pm £2
Now you can catch do it behind your back, with your eyes shut and
while you are in the air. After this you'll be catching flies.
Thursday 14th November at Fyndoune 6 - 8pm £2
The how to of spinning a ball. Following spin to win this will polish
the art and give a complete guide to everything about turn.
21st November at Fyndoune 6 - 8pm £2
Quicker and quicker, move from the middle lane into the fast lane.
Bring your aggression.
Thursday 28th November at Fyndoune 6 - 8pm £2
This will complete the how to of batting, following on from Hit
Thursday 5th December at Fyndoune 6 - 8pm £2
What does it takes to win? Find out for yourself in a pressure cooker
environment. Put your skills to the test. Prizes will be on offer.