Cricket Leinster, in conjunction with Carlow CC and Carlow Regional Youth Services, were delighted to be a part of the first Carlow cricket camp in Carlow College, St. Patricks this week. Over 25 local children participated in the camp, as well as several local youth volunteers in gaining leadership and coaching experience.
In the mornings of the camp, kids aged between 8-11 years old were learning some of the basics of cricket, such as running between the wickets, catching, different batting shots, as well as bowling. In the afternoon, players aged 12-16 years old worked on areas such as scenario cricket, picking gaps when batting and developing more efficient run ups.
Jimmy Dooley of Carlow CC said of the camp - “It was fantastic to see excellent numbers turn up to the camp. The feedback we have had for the event has been great. The kids had lots of fun, improved on their skills of cricket, and very importantly followed the spirit of cricket at all times.”
A local summer camp highlights the increase in playing numbers in the Midland region, with over 125 more youth players registered to date, an increase of over 600% compared with last season.
The Carlow CC Cricket Summer Camp is part of the summer programme in the midland regions, which also includes the growth of women & girls cricket, and youth sessions at cricket clubs. There have also been youth games under the Midlands team banner, which is made up of players from Bagenalstown CC, Carlow CC, Kilkenny CC, Laos CC ad Mullingar CC. They played friendly matches against Adamstown CC and North Kildare CC recently.
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Thank you to all who contributed to making the cricket camp this week a success!