Batting Masterclass with England Cricket Legend

Pre-season cricket training got off to a stellar start! England & Warwickshire CCC legend Ian Bell MBE joined us for a cricket Batting Masterclass.

The exclusive to Eversfield pupils' event was organised in conjunction with professional coaching company Complete Cricket; an extremely talented group of individuals who are recognised for their ability to unleash cricketing potential.

The Batting Masterclass offered the children the unique opportunity to learn from one of the best who has played the game. An England legend, Ian has scored twenty-two Test centuries and is one of only a handful of batsman to have scored a Test century against all current Test playing nations. In 2015, he became the second player since Ian Botham to be involved in 5 Ashes series wins.

Throughout the session Ian demonstrated skills and put the children through basic drills for a straight drive - checking back lifts - to hone their skills. He also shared his top tips to improve their game. Straight from training himself, Ian reminded players that there was absolutely no substitute for practise and that they have to get the basics right under pressure.

A gripping match provided opportunity to put the newly learnt skills in to practise with Ian bowling for both teams. It was a fiercely fought game with an exciting final ball clinching the match for the winning team! The session finished with a Question and Answer session, together with an opportunity for photos and autographs.