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Date: 11th December 2014
December is not a month many associate with school cricket but on Sunday 7 December 30 Young Cricketers involved in Liverpool Schools Cricket enjoyed a Master Class provided by Paul Nixon and Phil DeFreitas. With over 160 international appearances for England between them Paul and Phil had plenty of pearls of wisdom and coaching tips to share.
Paul majored on batters balance, weight transfer and playing the ball late whilst Phil focused on the use of the wrist for the bowlers. Both stars drilled home to Liverpool’s young cricketers the importance of practicing smart, netting only with a purpose and getting as much exposure to adult cricket as possible. The event was organised by coaches involved in running Liverpool Schools Cricket and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The session finished with a Q and A session where the stars told of their pathway into elite sport, the highs and lows of touring and the dedication required to become an elite cricketer.
The Cricket Development Group in Liverpool are grateful to The City Cricket Academy for their help and guidance in setting up this event.