Indoor cricket for youngsters

A programme of indoor cricket for young people between the ages of eight and 15 years gets underway at Lochside Leisure Centre, Forfar on Sunday, February 26 from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Sessions cost £2 and are suitable for both those who have played before and young people new to the game.

The sessions will be run by Strathmore Cricket Club and its team of qualified coaches.

They are designed to ease existing club members in to a new cricket season, which will begin in April, and provide a fun introduction to the game for those who want to give it a try for the first time.

The emphasis in the sessions will be on playing games, with a mix of street 20 cricket and team games designed to develop cricket skills in a fun way.

The sessions will run right through until the Easter holiday break, and are likely to be followed by a cricket camp over the school holiday period.

Angus Cricket Development Group and Cricket Scotland are in the process of appointing a community cricket coach who will be working in Forfar primary schools from March onwards.

The sessions at Lochside are intended to complement the work in schools.

If children and young people have a first experience of the game at school, the club sessions provide them with the opportunity to develop their interest further and become involved in a whole range of coaching and playing opportunities.