The Halifax Junior Cricket League in partnership with the Cricket Asylum and Cricket Asylum Foundation have been running a 10 week women and girls only coaching course at the home of the Asylum, in Sowerby Bridge. Sourcing some funding from the West Yorkshire Leagues Council and the Calderdale Cricket Development Group the course has had access to the whole 4 lane facility and a qualified female coach. The course has been well attended with 16 girls signing up. As an added bonus Chris Berry, owner of the Cricket Asylum, invited England and Lancashire Thunder all-rounder Emma Lamb, to conduct training with the ladies followed by an informal Q & A. The session was a huge success.
The scheme has a further 3 weeks left to run before Christmas – but the Asylum have agreed to support a further 10 weeks after Christmas to continue the great work we have started together. If you are female, or you have females at your club, currently playing cricket, coming back to the sport or have never ever played but would welcome the chance to try it out we would love you to join us. The scheme is aimed to promote the sport for girls at any level and the use of the whole facility allows us to tailor the sessions to account for every standard. If you are interested in taking part or would like some further information you can e-mail the Halifax Junior Cricket League – email@example.com or The Cricket Asylum – Chris@TheCricketAsylum.co.uk