Scotland cricket team coaches Aberdeen kids

06 May

The Scotland cricket team is taking time out of their busy training schedule ahead of the Royal London One Day International against England this Friday (9th) to coach some P4 school children in Aberdeen. 

Members of the team will visit the Harlaw Playing Fields on Wednesday 7th May and pass on tips and advice as the children run through a number of skill stations.  The children will also get a chance to use the Cricket Factory Rig, where they can take part in catching, batting and throwing challenges, assisted by local coaches and Scotland squad players.  The Factory Rig will also be on show on Friday.

North Club Development Manager, Neil Cameron, will be running the Come & Try day for the city’s schools and believes the sessions will whet the appetite for those looking forward to the big game at Mannofield Cricket Grounds on Friday. 

Neil said: “Cricket Scotland’s new partnership with the City Council in Aberdeen is breaking new ground all the time. I am so excited by the level of cricket activity in Aberdeen.  This city is still a hot-bed of cricket every Saturday during the summer and has produced some of our finest players in recent times. Wednesday promises to be a lot of fun and, who knows, we may even get a glimpse of our new Head Coach!” 

Roddy Smith, Chief Executive of Cricket Scotland, said: “Cricket is growing in popularity all the time and we’re thrilled to be getting involved with the community in Aberdeen through these fun ‘Come & Try’ sessions.  Aberdeenshire has a strong cricketing tradition and we’re delighted the One Day International is taking place in the city.  We’re sure the children will enjoy meeting some of the team and learning new skills through these taster sessions – and who knows, we might find a future Scotland team player!”

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