Howzat! Budding young Chichester stars bowled over by fun cricket sessions

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Budding young cricketers in Chichester are being urged to sign up to new activities and skills programme that will leave them totally bowled over!

All Stars Cricket offers children aged between five and eight the chance to see if they can hit a six, or bowl out an opponent. The curriculum of fun cricket activities and games provides children with the basic movement skills to see if a lifelong love of our sport and general physical activity follows.

The sessions, an hour a week over an eight-week period, come under the tutelage of fully-trained and vetted coaches at both Chichester Priory Park CC and West Wittering CC.

The coaches set up game-based activities that teach basic cricket skills including catching, throwing and hitting moving balls, as well as social skills such as teamwork and communication.

A spokesman said: “All Stars Cricket is a new initiative from the England and Wales Cricket Board aimed at providing children aged five to eight with a great first experience in cricket.

“All Stars Cricket is a new initiative from the England and Wales Cricket Board aimed at providing children aged five to eight with a great first experience in cricket. 

“It is a fun and active way to develop your child’s skills, and through our eight-week programme they will learn lots – as well as make new friends – in a safe and inclusive environment.

“All girls and boys are welcome, and each registered child will receive a pack of cricket goodies including a cricket bat, ball, backpack, water bottle, personalised shirt and cap to keep so that they can continue their love of cricket when they go home.”

The courses:

West Wittering CC, Chichester, PO20 8LW
Wed 24 May – Wed 12 Jul 2017, 16:00 – 17:00

Chichester Priory Park CC, Chichester, PO18 0QA
Fri 19 May – Fri 07 Jul 2017, 17:15 – 18:15

For more info, and to book a place, go to www.ecb.co.uk/play/all-stars

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