Masterclass for Hackney's cricketing stars of the future
Posted 13th May 2011
Hackney Community College Cricketers enjoyed a day of hard work and determination in a masterclass as guests of high-profile cricket figure John Barclay and The Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation.
The team from Hackney enjoyed a day of cricket training in the idyllic ground above Arundel Castle, part of The Duke of Norfolk’s estate. They impressed organisers with an array of skills, and were eager to grasp coaching tips from John Barclay, alongside Hackney’s own coach Kym Osborne.
The young cricketers excelled in a skills masterclass in the morning, and put the skills to good use in two 20-over matches in the afternoon. The team was set different winning targets in order to test their tactical acumen, alongside their undoubted individual skills.
John Barclay is Chairman of the Cricket Committee and the Sussex Cricket Board, and President of the English Schools Cricket Association. The majority of his time, however, is spent at Arundel where he is Director of Cricket and Coaching for the Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation.
He is also a longstanding friend and supporter of Cricket in Hackney.
The day at Arundel was invaluable to the Hackney team, and offered superb training for its upcoming competitive fixtures.
Any student at Hackney Community College can join the successful cricket team. New students should ask when they enrol, and current students just drop into see Paul Lazarus in room H101.