England Ladies Visit Attleborough High

England Ladies Visit Attleborough High

Two England Ladies cricketers paid a visit to the Junior and High Schools in Attleborough on Tuesday May 14th to spend a day with young cricketers engaged in the Cricket Foundation’s “Chance to Shine” cricket programme delivered by the Norfolk Cricket Board and coaches from Old Buckenham Cricket Club.


“Chance to Shine” is committed to taking cricket into schools during curriculum time coaching not only children but also training their teachers to deliver cricket themed lessons. In the last 5 years the Cricket Foundation has introduced cricket to over 2 million school children all over the country and in the last 3 years this includes over 700 in Attleborough alone!


The two England players; Beth Morgan and Susie Rowe worked with over 50 enthusiastic girls during a morning session at Attleborough High School and another 60 year 5 and 6 pupils at the Junior School in the afternoon. Both ladies were very impressed with the skill and commitment of all the young players and the standard of coaching they had already received.


In the evening a further coaching session was arranged at Old Buckenham Cricket Club which, despite a torrential downpour still attracted 20 girls who were able to experience a fielding and batting session under the guidance of the two internationals and coaches from the club. Afterwards the girls were able to talk to the two players and have photographs and bats signed before they left for further commitments in the county.


Chris Dalton, one of the coaches involved in the day’s visit said, “We feel very lucky to have been chosen as one of the hosts for this visit. Beth and Susie were very generous with their time and I am sure they have inspired many young players to take up or continue with the game and perhaps even play at the highest level.”

 For any young female players in the Attleborough area Old Buckenham offers coaching on Saturday mornings throughout the summer and winter coaching from October to March. The club runs teams at Under 11, 13, 15 & 17 for girls, boys and mixed. (Further details from Mike Banham 01953 860694)If you would like to know more about the Old Buckenham “Chance to Shine” project then please visit: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dQ76msDIBTs 


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