Former Australian test representatives Terry Alderman and John Dyson will be in Bathurst next month as part of the visiting Shaun Brown’s Cricket Coaching camp.
The experienced pair of players will be offering advice and sharing knowledge with kids aged seven to 16 at George Park over January 18 and 19.
Brown said the region’s juniors can develop their game with a variety of activities over the two days.
“Our program covers all facets of cricket, Twenty20, one day and test formats. It’s aimed at improving participant’s skills, knowledge and enjoyment of the game,” he said.
“It’s fantastic to be able to involve former test stars in areas that normally don’t get that exposure.
“I’ve got about a dozen test players who help run these camps and we’re very lucky to have Terry coming across from Perth to do this, while John has been very active across NSW.
“These cricket workshops have always been popular in the Central West region. What we do is we run them on a rotational basis, splitting the kids up into groups and getting them to work on different parts of their game.
“There will be six sessions overall across the two days. There will be things like video analysis for batting, nets sessions and modified games which the kids always love.
“When those sessions are done we like to bring everyone back together in one group to listen to our coaches. Obviously Terry will be focusing on bowling while John will discuss batting.”
Alderman began his first-class career in 1974 with Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield. He came to international prominence when he was chosen for the national team to tour England in 1981.
He took 170 wickets across his 41 test appearances for Australia with best bowling figures of 6-47, including taking nine wickets for the match on his debut.
Dyson was at the peak of his powers for Australia at a time when the West Indian fast bowlers ruined the careers of a succession of top-order batsman.
Dyson boasts a highest test score of 127 not out which came in 1982 against the West Indies at the SCG. He was also prolific for NSW amassing 9935 runs at an average of 40, with a top score of 241.
The Bathurst clinic will run from 9am to 3pm on both days.
All those who attend will receive a written report.
Those seeking more information about the clinic can visit www.cricketcoaching.com.au.
Other clinics in the Central West will also be held Orange (January 18 and 19), Dubbo and Mudgee (both January 16 and 17).