CRICKET TIPS FROM THE TOP
YOUNG cricket players got a treat when a former international player put them through their paces.
Henry Olonga, who was selected to bowl in Test matches by Zimbabwe, was at Gold Hill Common on Saturday to lead a workshop for 20 children. He gave them plenty of useful tips on how to improve their skills.
In the evening, he gave a talk at a dinner organised by Chalfont St Peter Cricket Club and Gold Hill Baptist Church.
Mr Olonga became well known after he and other team-mates wore black armbands while playing in protest against Robert Mugabe’s regime in Zimbabwe.
Joyce Gledhill, of Gold Hill Baptist Church, said: “It was a great day, and the children really enjoyed playing.
“He has had a very interesting life and is a very talented man, and so it was fantastic to have him here.”
FIELD OF PLAY: Cricketer Henry Olonga with his young charges at the workshop on Gold Hill Common; (right) a safe pair of hands for a clean catch
HAND-TO-EYE: The children practised their fielding and bowling; (right) Jessica Holdship, 12
OVERARM: Braedan Mooney, eight, shows promise