Cool hol­i­day cricket for kids

Grocott's Mail - - COASTAL SPORT - STAFF RE­PORTER

Port Al­fred Coun­try Club hosted the town’s in­au­gu­ral cricket clinic dur­ing the week of 19 De­cem­ber 2016.

Or­gan­iser Travis Henderson said he had en­vi­sioned a project which would give the com­mu­nity of Port Al­fred and hol­i­day­mak­ers an op­por­tu­nity to make full use of the school hol­i­days by giv­ing young crick­eters a chance to learn and play their favourite sport.

An im­pres­sive 31 chil­dren, rang­ing from 5 to 13-year-olds at­tended the clinic, some from as far afield as Botswana, for a week of bowl­ing, bat­ting, field­ing and fun.

The prize-giv­ing was at­tended by Ty­ron Henderson, for­mer Proteas T20 player, who gave the chil­dren some ad­vice on be­com­ing a first­class crick­eter, and pre­sented them with their cer­tifi­cates and prizes.

The clinic was open to boys and girls and Philippa Huxtable, from Gra­ham­stown, took the Best Fielder Award in her age group.

The clinic will be held every year and it is the aim, says Travis Henderson, to in­clude de­vel­op­men­tal play­ers from dis­ad­van­taged back­grounds in next year’s clinic.

“The aim is to give back to the com­mu­nity, while also de­vel­op­ing the tal­ent we have,” said Henderson.

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More than 30 chil­dren took part in the in­au­gu­ral Port Al­fred cricket clinic in Port Al­fred in De­cem­ber.

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