11.30 - Durham Fast bowler Ian Hunter is the guinea pig
at the launch of Sport for Life. Noon - Durham 's new England cricketer Paul Collingwood
will receive the award for the Goldsmiths Metro Player of the
Durham's young fast bowling star Ian Hunter will sign up for Sport
For Life and submit himself to flexibility, blood pressure and lung
Durham Cricket Club and Middlesbrough College are launching the
Sport For Life programme which is a nationally recognised qualification
known as the Foundation Studies.
The programme is free to join and Durham coach Martyn Moxon says:
It is widely accepted that cricket and fitness go hand in hand -
the stronger, fitter and faster the players the more chance that
games will be won and not lost. The same applies in every walk of
life and we are delighted to be able to use our sportsmen and their
training methods as examples to students."
Anyone interested in joining the Sport For Life programme can telephone
the club on 0191 3871717 for an application form.
Metro Player of the Month [voted by the press]
Paul Collingwood will be presented with a Dunhill Millennium Watch,
worth £500, by Alan Harman, General Manager of Goldsmiths
Metro at 12pm on Sunday, before the match against Lancashire. Paul Collingwood stats for May:
Crickinfo County Championship
544 runs averaging 69.25 and has played five first class matches
-three 50 and two 100s. He has taken 4 wickets averaging 29.5
One Day Games
Six one day games, 284 runs, averaging 70. Taken 6wickets, averaging
37.8. Best score was 95 not out against Leicester.