Talented youngsters show off skills in WACA camp
The Western Australian Cricket Association with the help of the Pilbara Regional Cricket Board held its second annual High Performance Talent Camp this month for the most talented youngsters between the ages of 12 to 16 from around the Pilbara.
The players arrived on Friday, July 15, ready to show off their skills to WACA Pilbara co-ordinator Andrew Hayes and ACA coach and former State player Michael Thistle. The camp started with some basic batting, bowling and catching technique drills.
Saturday’s training started with some technical batting and bowling drills to improve techniques followed by some match-simulated fielding drills and a 2km time trial, with some impressive results.
A 15-over match then took place giving all players a chance to display their skills. Some impressive swing bowling and a number of leg spin bowlers showing their tricks, combined with some big hitting, allowed for an entertaining game.
Saturday night provided the chance for the players to get advice and listen to stories from former Australian and West Australian fast bowler Jo Angel.
The players asked as many questions as they could about Jo’s career and what they had to do to reach the next level.
The camp finished on Sunday, July 17, with some Twenty20 scenarios and specific batting skills, followed by a recovery swim. The camp ended with a discussion on pathways from junior cricket to State level representative teams.
Leroy McCawley bowls some crafty leg spin.
2016 High Performance Talent Camp players and coaches.
2015-16 PRCB Rising Star award winner Zoe Britcliffe.