Cool holiday cricket for kids
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.
More than 30 children took part in the inaugural Port Alfred cricket clinic in Port Alfred in December.