Bud­ding crick­eters get ex­pert tips from le­gends

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Sport - Tari Jef­fers

It’s im­por­tant to give the kids an op­por­tu­nity to learn skills at an early age.

- Former English test crick­eter Paul Terry

CHIL­DREN from the re­gion re­ceived valu­able cricket in­struc­tion from world-class crick­eters at a clinic last week.

Former English test crick­eter Paul Terry and former Aus­tralian crick­eter Bruce Reid ran a two-day clinic on Fri­day and Satur­day for about 30 boys from Boyup Brook, Bridgetown, Man­jimup, Pem­ber­ton and North­cliffe.

Terry or­gan­ised the clinic through the Man­jimup Ju­nior Cricket Club.

Club sec­re­tary/trea­surer Jodi John­ston said the clinic had also worked as a way to get chil­dren ready for the sea­son and get more chil­dren in­volved with the sport.

The clinic in­volved a va­ri­ety of bat­ting and bowl­ing ex­er­cises at the cricket grounds on Col­lier Street.

Terry said ju­nior cricket clin­ics helped the sport at a grass­roots level.

“It’s im­por­tant to give the kids an op­por­tu­nity to learn skills at an early age,” he said.

He added the Man­jimup clinic had been a lot of fun.

“It’s been great here and it’s great to see the en­thu­si­asm of the chil­dren,” Terry said.

John­ston said ju­nior cricket kicked off on Oc­to­ber 14, with the first train­ing ses­sion be­ing held this af­ter­noon from 4.30pm at the Man­jimup cricket grounds.

Pic­ture: Tari Jef­fers

Chil­dren from the re­gion par­tic­i­pated in a two-day cricket clinic with in­ter­na­tion­ally-renowned crick­eters Paul Terry and Bruce Reid.

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