Wymondham College could become hub for cricket coaching

MCC ACTION: Youngsters celebrate a wicket at Wymondham College.

MCC ACTION: Youngsters celebrate a wicket at Wymondham College. - Credit: Archant

Wymondham College's annual MCC match took on a new twist with the launch of the alumni- funded coaching programme.

The college hosted a wonderful match – good weather, great team spirit and a lovely atmosphere, the perfect way to launch the new scheme.

Anthony Butterworth has kick- started the coaching programme with a generous £2,000 donation. Additionally Sport England have granted Wymondham College £4,020 to help launch the project and a community event is already planned for September.

The College are working closely on the initiative with Norfolk Cricket Board, who are keen to support the drive to increase grass roots participation in the sport:

'Norfolk Cricket Board are delighted to support Wymondham College in its efforts to reenergise cricket and also to engage more with the local community,' said the Board's development manager Kieron Tuck.

'The College has the potential to be a key hub for cricket in the years to come, both in terms of generating participation and interest in cricket at the college and also linking to local clubs to ensure players can continue playing when they leave.

'Improving and opening the facilities for the wider community will be a part of this aspiration

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'The NCB is also keen to support the college in its efforts to develop coaching, wider participation through fun activities, and facility development initiatives.'