Fifty young players at free taster session

THERE is a week to go before the start of cricket development courses at The Cricket Asylum, Sowerby Bridge.

Head coach and Walsden batsman Matthew Dawson thanked more than 50 parents who brought young players to the free taster session.

“We still welcome visits for people to see for themselves what’s on offer.

“We have decided to merge some of the courses - that way we can grade the nets on ability rather than age.

“We have also added an under-nines as there seems to be a demand for this in the area,” said Matthew.

New dates and times are: under-nines (soft ball nets), Wednesdays 5.30pm to 6.30pm, January 25 to March 28 (£50 for the 10weeks)

Under 11s and 13s, Wednesdays 6.30pm - 8pm, January 25 to March 28.

Under 15s and 17s, Monday 7pm - 8.30pm, January 23 to March 26.

Academy, Wednesdays 8pm - 9.30pm, January 25 to March 28

For booking and enquiries contact Matthew on 07775614370 or

In addition to the 10 weeks of professional coaching with PitchVision technology, a licence will be available soon to take things to another level.

All the data recorded is personalised, therefore after a training session players can log in to at home to view their stats and video replays online.

It will also give players the chance to play for England in the PitchVision World Cup, competing against other nations in the quest to score the most runs, bowl the fastest, bowl the most balls and more.

India, New Zealand, South Africa and Australia will also be competing online through

The Cricket Asylum will also be awarding two scholarships every year.

Picked from the development courses the lucky players will receive kit sponsorship, free one to one coaching, free PV licence and the chance to captain The Cricket Asylum own team.

The Cricket Asylum will be selecting a team to play one or two charity games against selected opposition.

It will be a chance for The Cricket Asylum’s team of coaches to continue player’s development in a game situation.