Howzat for some first class cricket coaching! Brentwood School’s Cricket Academy players were fortunate to receive some top tips and advice from two ex-England cricketing stars and a county player.
Members of the Senior Squad were put through their paces by Ashes-winning wicket-keeper Geraint Jones MBE, the School’s specialist cricket coach; England and Kent’s James Tredwell, and Essex and England U19 batsman, and Old Brentwood, Kishen Velani.
The ‘limited-over skills’ session included a series of fielding exercises, batting drills, and during a nets session, the young players practiced match-based scenarios. Limited overs cricket is an attacking form of the game and evokes a very different style of play.
Brentwood School’s Master i/c of Cricket, Mr Steve Salisbury, said the Academy was delighted to welcome such well-known practitioners to the School and thanked them for giving their time and expertise to the lucky young players.
International cricketer James Tredwell is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm off break bowler, he plays his domestic cricket for Kent County Cricket Club and was appointed as County Captain for the 2013 season.
Kishen, who left Brentwood in 2013, plays for Essex in first-class matches as a righthanded batsman who bowls right arm medium pace. He played for England at the U19 World Cup in 2012 and has a reputation as a fine stroke maker.
Brentwood School Cricket Academy meets every Friday night from 4pm – 8pm:
Preparatory pupils 4-5pm; First and Second Years, 5pm-6pm; Third and Fourth Years, 6pm-7pm, and the Senior Squad 7pm-8pm.