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Specialist Workshops

The Specialist Workshops are a great opportunity for players to improve a particular discipline under the guidance of an experienced and knowledgeable coach.

Specialist Workshops

Our Easter Holiday Specialist Workshops are available to book now! Please see all the information below. To book your place please click on the appropriate link in the table below. 

DayDateTimeWorkshopSchool Years 
Wednesday10th April12-3pmBatting with Matt Drakeley6, 7 & 8FULLY BOOKED
Friday12th April1-4pmGirls only Batting with Sophie Luff7, 8, 9 & 10BOOK NOW
Monday15th April2-5pmFast Bowling with Andrew Griffiths5, 6 & 7FULLY BOOKED
Monday15th April2-5pmSpin Bowling with Jake Lintott7, 8, 9 & 10BOOK NOW
Thursday18th April2-5pmFast Bowling with Andrew Griffiths8, 9 & 10FULLY BOOKED
Thursday18th April2-5pmWicket Keeping with Alex Barrow7, 8, 9 & 10BOOK NOW

The workshops are a great opportunity for players to learn from experienced, knowledgeable, and successful coaches and cost just £35 each. The workshops will make a real difference to each player’s understanding of their discipline and improve their performance. To aid this learning there will be a maximum ratio of 1 coach to every 6 players to ensure everyone receives maximum help and support.

The workshops are aimed at good club players and above. Players must be competent and confident playing with a hard ball. All players will need to bring their own equipment for the batting and wicket keeping workshops.

For more information please contact Scott Chappell: scott.chappell@somersetcricketboard.org or 01823 352266.

 

Batting – SCB Performance Head Coach Matt Drakeley

The batting workshop will be run by Level 4 qualified, SCB Performance Head Coach Matt Drakeley. Matt was previously Head of Pathway at Hampshire CCC and has also played Minor Counties cricket for Dorset.  Matt’s role as Performance Head Coach involves him overseeing both the boys and girl’s player pathway, the high performance Emerging Player Programme and he also coaches on the Somerset Academy.

The workshop will focus on batting against both spin and pace where Matt will impart his training methods, knowledge, and philosophy on what it takes to be successful in the modern game. These methods have proved successful for many players who have gone on to play first class cricket.

 

Girls only Batting – SCB Head of Women & Girls Sophie Luff

The batting workshop will be run by Level 3 qualified, SCB Women and Girls Performance Head Coach Sophie Luff. Sophie also currently plays for Western Storm and is captain of the Somerset Women’s team. Sophie’s role as Women and Girls Performance Head Coach involves her overseeing and delivering on the girl’s performance pathway, including the Girls Academy and EPP. 

The workshop will focus on the key fundamentals of batting against both spin and pace where Sophie will share her training methods, knowledge, and philosophy on what it takes to be successful in the modern game. 

 

Fast Bowling – Somerset CCC Analyst and Academy Fast Bowling Coach Andrew Griffiths

Somerset CCC Analyst and Academy Fast Bowling Coach Andrew Griffiths will run the fast bowling workshop. Andrew has a number of roles at SCCC including being the 1st X1 analyst and Academy fast bowling coach. Andrew also leads on all the county age group coaching in the south of the county.

The workshop will focus on the skills required to bowl fast, incorporating the technical, tactical, physical, and mental elements of fast bowling. Andrew will be able to draw on his experience and knowledge of working with performance players to help individuals improve.

 

Wicket Keeping – Former Somerset CCC Keeper Alex Barrow

The wicket keeping workshop will be run by former Somerset CCC keeper Alex Barrow. Alex played over 60 times for Somerset and also represented England at U19 level. Last season he was player/coach at Exeter Cricket Club and has been involved in county coaching with the Somerset age group teams this winter.

The workshop will focus on the key skills and attributes than enable wicket keepers to be successful, and will involve drills that allow players to express their talent and improve their skills.

 

Spin Bowling – Somerset CCC Academy Coach Jake Lintott

Jake has played for both Hampshire and Gloucestershire, appearing in T20 games for both. He is currently coaching on the SCB Performance Pathway as well as EPP and the Somerset Academy.

The workshop will focus on the key elements to spin bowling allowing players to improve their skills along with their understanding of their role and how to get the best out of themselves. Jake will use his experience of bowling in the professional game to help players develop.

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