Cricket: Coach Cookie’s masterclass

By A County Press reporter

Published on Sunday, February 07, 2016 - 10:00


Cricket: Coach Cookie’s masterclass

Cookie Patel leads a coaching session.

CRICKET A FIELDING masterclass was given at Ryde School last Saturday, with Derbyshire County Cricket Club coach Cookie Patel offering his expert advice.

The free-of-charge training day was split into two sessions, the morning for club coaches and the afternoon for players.

In total, 14 coaches and 62 players benefited from learning about some of most innovative and modern fielding techniques.

Stuart Chatfield, the Island’s cricket development manager, said it was great to see so many people turn out.

"Much of the credit must go to Cookie, who led a great day.

"This was the second workshop the coaches’ association has put on and we hope to put on a development day each year, to help keep Island coaches enthused and up-to-date with current thinking."

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