Wanderers game greats give advice to young Miles cricketers
YOUNG and upcoming cricketers had the unique opportunity to learn from some of the greats of the game in a coaching clinic run by the Queensland Wanderers Cricket Club.
The Wanderers have been touring country areas helping to promote the game and dropped into Miles on August 16.
Previous cricket player and president and Wanderers captain Brad Murphy said it was great to work with the keen young cricketers.
"We used to do it at schools and would have around 150 kids running around and 90 per cent of them weren't interested,” Murphy said.
"So, it's really good now, that we are working with 10 or so kids at time who are generally interested and willing to learn and take on board what we have to
Miles Cricket Club secretary Elizabeth Upton's son participated in the coaching clinic and she said, from a parent's perceptive, it was a great opportunity for the kids to learn from industry professionals.
"Most of the kids are usually coached by their dads so it's great for someone with a little bit more skill to come in and teach them,” Upton said.
"No offence boys!”
The Wanderers also put together a team of players from various clubs and country associations and of past players to take on Miles.
To the surprise of some, Miles can out of top 267-7 to the Wanderers 266-11 (50 overs).
Murphy said it was all about giving back to the game and giving something valuable to the youth as well as mix with the locals.
"We know the country is in dire straits now with the drought, so any help we can give through cricket is a good thing,” Murphy said.