Masterclasses for youngsters in the Farnrise Indoor School

Ben Brown will lead one of the sessions
Ben Brown will lead one of the sessions

Following the success of recent courses in the Farnrise Indoor School, Sussex County Cricket Club are offering children over the age of 10 the chance to improve their skills with three masterclasses led by current or ex-professional cricketers.

There are three courses taking place in February half-term, with current Sussex wicketkeeper-batsman Ben Brown leading the first of the courses which focuses on wicketkeeping.

Former Surrey and Sussex slow left-armer Chris Waller will be coaching youngsters in the art of spin bowling, whilst Chris Liddle, the left-arm seamer from the current Sussex squad will be fronting a course specific to fast bowling.

The courses are unique here at The PROBIZ County Ground as never before have youngsters had the chance to focus on specific skills during the school holidays.

Those children applying to the courses will be expected to have played a reasonable level of hard ball cricket and have a solid grasp of the game itself. They are limited to only 20 youngsters per course and those interested are asked to book early.

Wicketkeeping with Ben Brown

14th/15th February – 1.30pm – 4.30pm both days – Cost £60.00 per child

Spin Bowling with Chris Waller

15th/16th February – 10.00am – 1.00pm both days - Cost £60.00 per child

Fast Bowling with Chris Liddle

16th/17th February – 1.00pm – 4.00pm (16th), 10.00am – 1.00pm (17th) - Cost £60.00 per child

A generic course for children aged 6-9 years will also be held on the 13th and 14th February between 10am and 1pm, at a cost £50.00 per child. This is a great opportunity for children just starting out in the game to cover all skills.

For more information on the courses or to book, please contact Colin Bowley or Pat Green in the Farnrise Indoor School by calling 0844 264 0203 or e-mail pat.green@sussexcricket.co.uk

You can also download and print a returnable form to book your place via www.sussexcricket.co.uk in the Current Courses section of the Junior Sharks page.