Monday, March 27, 2023

Cricket: Indoor net sessions continue in 2013.

POPULAR Essex cricket coach Terry Hills (pictured) will again be leading a regional junior and youth indoor net teaching programme which starts at The Grays School Media Arts College in Hathaway Road on Sunday 6th January. The coaching scheme is now in its eleventh year and was originally started when Thurrock-based cricket clubs decided to pool their coach resources to enable quality tuition at the lowest possible cost. The courses proved to be an immediate hit, attracting teenagers and younger children not only from Thurrock but those from further afield, such as Romford and Brentwood.

Head coach Hills said: “Every club in the locality has benefitted from the experience that their junior members have had, thanks to the advice supplied by a team of coaches that have been present over the past ten years and I am sure that this proven format will continue in the future”.

The sessions are overseen by the South Essex District Cricket Board, who this week have announced that there remains a small number of vacancies for the ten-week course. There is just a one-off charge of £29 to enrol for the whole course. There are two sessions, divided by age and ability, both for players who have experience of playing outdoor hard-ball cricket.
At 2pm, the course has a target group of players in school years seven to nine, while the following session at 3pm is for older teenagers who would expect to be playing regular open age cricket next Summer.

Parents of aspiring junior cricketers wishing to join the coaching scheme can download a booking form from and follow the simple registration procedure, or can contact the cricket board on 01708 862220 or via mobile on 07817 066935.


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