Last year we hosted a very successful Fielding Masterclass from ex-England cricketer Lydia Greenway that many of our girls attended. It wasn’t just the training session that was an inspiration but the time that Lydia took afterwards to answer the girl’s questions, proving her worth not only as a coach but as a role model too.
This year Lydia will be running a Girls Cricket Day Camp on Wednesday 31st May at Bushy Park Girls Cricket Club during summer half-term. Girls arrive at 9.30am for registration and finish with an awards ceremony at 3.30pm. The cost of the day is £35.
You will need to register and pay on Lydia Greenaway’s website, link here – http://cricketforgirls.com/calendar/day-camps-calendar/
9:30 Arrival and registration
09:45 Warm Up
10:00 Fielding skills and circuits
11:15 Batting skills and games
12:15 Bowling skills and games
12:45 Lunch and Q and A
13:15 Mini World Cup
15:30 Closing ceremony and presentations
Bushy Park Cricket Club
Teddington Cricket Club
Teddington TW11 0EA
31st May 2017
Lydia Greenway played cricket for England for over 13 years. She has helped England win two World Cups and five Ashes Series, she has also been England’s Player of the Year and shortlisted for ICC World Player of the Year.
When Lydia was younger, she was lucky enough to have a dad and brother who both played cricket, allowing her the opportunity to get involved herself;
“Looking back, if it wasn’t for my family, I may not have played cricket. At the time, it wasn’t a sport that was readily available for girls in schools, and our club was one of a few who helped build a women’s team and embraced a girl playing in a boy’s team. My dad was my role model because at the time I didn’t even know there was an England Women’s cricket team! Since then, and having coached all over the country in schools, clubs and counties, I now realise how important it is for young girls to have female role models, it helps break down the barrier and perception that cricket is a boy’s game. Cricket for Girls aims to allow every single girl who wants to play cricket, the opportunity to do so, as well as providing those girls who already play with high quality and expert coaching”