CRICKET: Oakfield preparing for 2014 season

Oakfield playing in the summer
Oakfield playing in the summer
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Young cricketers invited to learn to play

Oakfield Cricket Club, one of the oldest clubs in the town, are getting their 2014 season preparations underway early in the new year. The club will be commencing its winter indoor coaching sessions at the end of January and want any young cricketers and children interested in learning to play our national summer sport to come along and take part.

Developing the next generation of budding cricketers is the next part of Oakfield’s future development plans after the club purchased their Rugby Road ground during 2012 and then achieved the coveted ECB Clubmark award for demonstrating the club’s commitment to providing the opportunity for the people of Rugby of all ages and gender to play cricket.

The Long Lawford based club, now in its 77th year, is inviting any child ranging in age from 8 to 15 from across the town to join them for coaching sessions starting on Wednesday 29th January 2014 at the Collingwood Centre, Rugby School in Barby Road.

With a team of dedicated ECB qualified coaches, the club is looking to introduce the next generation of cricketers to the game. The coaches will be teaching everything from the basics, through to batting, fielding and the art of spin and seam bowling. As the indoor sessions come to an end and preparations are made for spring outdoor training, the coaches will be assessing the development of the different age groups through trials to help set coaching plans for the summer.

Anyone who has a child aged between 8 and 15 who is interested in having a go at playing cricket should contact Steve Bacon on 07842 590049 or David Nobes on 07834 830857 or email david@alternativemanagement.co.uk for more information about the sessions.