Robert Forrest has recently been appointed as wicket keeping coach to the Leinster under-age squads. Forrest, the Ireland U’19 squad members and Clontarf 1st X1 wicketkeeper has attended squad sessions throughout the winter and has proved to be a valuable member of the provincial coaching staff.
During the school holiday periods Forrest ran wicket keeping clinics that were open to all young cricketers in the province. Large numbers attended and the 90 minute sessions proved a valuable learning experience for those who were present.
The players responded well to Forrest’s innovative training methods and it is hoped these drills and routines can be brought back to their clubs and practised through the summer.
"This winter gave me a great chance to develop my coaching with the Leinster under-age sessions at North County. My aim is to assist in the development of under-age cricket throughout Leinster especially within the discipline of wicket keeping. Not many are comfortable coaching this particular area of the game but I really enjoy it and I have been offered a great platform to succeed by becoming a member of the Leinster coaching staff. I hope to continue my work throughout the summer and in the coming years throughout the province."
Further clinics will be arranged by Leinster Cricket during the summer holidays.