Bowling machine boost for juniors

Morpeth Cricket Club’s thriving junior section can look forward to using improved training equipment in 2015 thanks to money received through Morpeth Town Council’s small grant scheme.

The club has purchased a new bowling machine that will enable even its youngest members to hone their batting skills.

The model purchased is portable and easy to set up both indoors and outdoors for cricket practice.

Club chairman Rod Rogers said: “The new bowling machine is specially designed for use with young players.

“It will give our coaches the opportunity to help players develop and improve their batting through repetition and uniformity of delivery of the ball. Batsmen have already found it beneficial during winter training.

“We’re grateful to the town council for its grant, which has given our coaches an excellent tool.”

The club is currently winter training on Tuesday evenings at the Riverside Leisure Centre for U11s, Friday evenings for U13s and Saturdays at Cramlington for U15s. New players are always welcome.

For more information about the sessions, email