11 May 2019
Girls' Cricket

Successful Girls’ Cricket Coaching Day

By Mariela Presnell, Teacher of Girls’ PE and Games

On 3 May, we were fortunate enough to have Hampshire pro-cricketer Lewis McManus come into school to deliver a Girls’ Cricket Coaching Day. The day began with a fielding session, developing high catching skills and short reaction fielding. After a short break, the girls went into the cricket nets and had the opportunity to work on their bowling technique. This was then followed by a batting clinic, where all the girls were able to practise batting technique and power. After lunch, the girls had the chance to put their newfound skills to the test in two smaller cricket games. The development of girls’ cricket is very much in the early stages at Bedales. However, it was clear from the Coaching Day that we have a number of extremely talented young cricketers in our midst. It is an exciting time for girls’ cricket in England as a whole, but particularly at Bedales as we continue to add more girls’ cricket matches to our summer fixture list.