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Ashes heroes in coaching clinic
3:00pm Thursday 19th September 2013 in Sport
ENGLAND stars Lydia Greenway and Beth Morgan hosted a cricket coaching class at Chipping Campden School.
The duo, part of the ladies team that successfully regained the Ashes against Australia this summer, also visited North Cotswold Young Cricketers Club in Blockley as part of an initiative to introduce girls to the sport.
At Chipping Campden, Greenway and Morgan put 40 girls, all studying GCSE PE, through their paces before 60 spent two hours being coached by the pair.
Greenway and Morgan then moved on to nearby North Cotswold Young Cricketers Club where they were greeted by more than 20 young girls ready to learn new skills.
John Sanderson, Chipping Campden School Principle, was suitably impressed with the enthisuiasm shown, saying: “I was apprehensive at first as to how many girls would show up at this fantastic opportunity after school, but my fears were short lived as the numbers steadily grew.
“I have to say a massive thank you to my teachers, led by Helen Gregory, in pushing this opportunity and our challenge is to now take this forward with the formation of a girls cricket team.”
Shaun Williams, head coach of North Cotswolds, added: “This goes a long way to show that girls cricket will be vibrant in the North Cotswolds and I would just like to say how honoured we have been to be able to have Lydia and Beth visit our club.”
With the help of Lisa Pagett, head of Gloucestershire girls cricket, the plan is to now follow these sessions up with the formation of a inter school or club indoor competition which can be run during the winter months.
She said: “It was a challenge to organise but with the enthusiasm shown by Chipping Campden School and the great support that North Cotswolds Young Cricketers can offer, I believe that we have untapped a great potential for girls cricket in the area.”
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