The month of November heralds a sense of excitement, both globally and locally.
Internationally, all eyes are transfixed on the business end of the men’s T20 World Cup in Australia. As one of the competition’s favourites, England had already beaten the hosts in a series before the tournament began. With a comfortable win against Afghanistan in their opening Super 12s game, England are poised to reach at least the semi-finals on current form and opinion.
On the local front, children are starting to get back into the cricketing groove through indoor training sessions at school venues throughout Surrey. First Ball Academy has launched a new initiative for low-income families, refugees and kids that just love cricket. Each Sunday morning at Caterham School, from 10:00 – 12:00, high-performance coaches put kids through a challenging yet rewarding seven-week program. The age range is from 8 – 16, with a ratio of five kids to each coach.
Groups are ability-based, so that each individual learns at the same pace as their peers, fostering a deepening sense of enjoyment and fun for all. The indoor cricket sessions run up until Sunday, 4 December. For further information, call 0203 7002229 or visit our website.
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(Above: children from First Ball Academy)