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Budding cricketers get tips from legends

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Children from the region participated in a two-day cricket clinic with internationally-renowned cricketers Paul Terry and Bruce Reid.
Camera IconChildren from the region participated in a two-day cricket clinic with internationally-renowned cricketers Paul Terry and Bruce Reid. Credit: Tari Jeffers / Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Children from the region received valuable cricket instruction from world-class cricketers at a clinic last week.

Former English test cricketer Paul Terry and former Australian cricketer Bruce Reid ran a two-day clinic on Friday and Saturday for about 30 boys from Boyup Brook, Bridgetown, Manjimup, Pemberton and Northcliffe.

Terry organised the clinic through the Manjimup Junior Cricket Club.

Club secretary/treasurer Jodi Johnston said the clinic had also worked as a way to get children ready for the season and get more children involved with the sport.

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The clinic involved a variety of batting and bowling exercises at the cricket grounds on Collier Street.

Terry said junior cricket clinics helped the sport at a grassroots level.

“It’s important to give the kids an opportunity to learn skills at an early age,” he said.

He added the Manjimup clinic had been a lot of fun.

“It’s been great here and it’s great to see the enthusiasm of the children,” Terry said.

Johnston said junior cricket kicked off on October 14, with the first training session being held this afternoon from 4.30pm at the Manjimup cricket grounds.

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