Students put cricket skills to the test

STUDENTS boosted their cricket skills in a series of skill based activities last Tuesday (October 24).
Some 200 students from a dozen local schools descended on Leongatha’s Scorpion Park to be part of the program.
The day was designed to help students in Grade 3 and 4 prepare for competition cricket in Grade 5 and 6, as well as encourage them to join a local club.
“We run five state clinics to keep children involved and engaged in the sport, and the teachers have the opportunity to learn some new skills as well,” Cricket Victoria Gippsland regional manager Shannon Small said.
“We focus on skills to get them ready for competition, or to support our local clubs.”
The students had a go at batting, bowling and catching, and were introduced to games such as T20 Blast and rapid fire.
Cricket Victoria staff manned each station, giving the children advice and helping them to refine their skills.
Shannon said promoting cricket to young people was important at the moment because the Melbourne Stars will soon be coming to Traralgon.
“It’s not often we have big sporting teams come along to play in the region, so we are trying to get as many young people there as possible,” he said.
The Melbourne Stars Big Bash is set to be played under lights Friday, December 15.

Multi skilled: Leongatha Primary School students Caiden, Marcus, Taine, Hayden, Jaidyn, Brandyn, Brett, Thomas, Jhett and Casper learned a range of cricket skills at the Cricket Victoria clinic on Tuesday.

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