Top coaches for junior cricket clinic
A FREE junior cricket coaching clinic will be run by Casino Cavaliers on Saturday.
The clinic will be held from 9.30am at the Queen Elizabeth Park nets.
The session will be headed by former Cavaliers players Michael Wood and Sam Irvine along with former NSW and Queensland representative Kate Rowlands.
Wood is a Cricket Australia Level 3 high performance coach. He divides his time coaching at Sydney Premier Grade club Randwick Petersham, as a personal coach to some New South Wales contracted players and, when he’s home in Casino/Lismore, he continues to coach promising players.
Irvine represented NSW Country as a right-handed batsman.
For the Cavaliers, he accumulated more than 6000 runs at an average of 50 and took 13 wickets.
His innings of 215 not out to help the Cavaliers chase down the imposing Tintenbar-East Ballina total of 398 in the 2007-08 final is rated one of the best in the history of the FNC LJ Hooker League.
Rowlands represented New South Wales at Under-15 and Under-18 level before going on to be part of the Queensland Fire squad.
“It’s an awesome line-up of coaches and we are all looking forward to seeing the young cricketing talent in Casino,” Wood said.
“A few years ago, when I was the regional director of coaching (2012-2015), there was amazing depth and strength in Casino’s junior ranks.
“It’s important for the ongoing success of the Casino grade competition, the Cavaliers and regional sides.
“There is great sense of positivity and pride in Casino cricket again, headed by great people on the senior and junior committees.”
Following the junior coaching session, the Cavaliers will have their pre-season launch with a Cavaliers Old Boys v Casino Cavaliers game starting at 1pm.
IDEAS MAN: Cricket coach Michael Wood (right) works with players at the Randwick Petersham club in Sydney.