Junior and senior cricketers from Cooma Cricket Club were able to get some top level tips on Sunday when former Australian test bowler Brett Lee visited Cooma Recreation Reserve.February 20, 2013 4:39am
Former Australian test cricketer Brett Lee offered advice, presented certificates and signed shirts and bats when he met Cooma Cricket Club's future stars on Sunday.
Junior and senior cricketers from Cooma Cricket Club were able to get some top level tips on Sunday when former Australian test bowler Brett Lee visited Cooma Recreation Reserve.
His appearance at Cooma came courtesy of a competition run by Weet-Bix My Cricket for grass roots volunteers which the club won.
Fast bowler Lee, who claimed 310 wickets in 76 test match appearances, is now a regular member of the Channel Nine commentary team as well as being part of the Cricket Show team presenting features during Test match lunch intervals.
Cooma A-grade captain Brayden Stone said it was a huge thrill to have such a widely recognised cricketer at the club. Lee spent an hour working with different groups of junior players on fielding, bowling and batting and provided advice on points including catching and fielding technique, holding the bat correctly and bowling actions.
He told them ‘‘Cricket, like any other sport, is all about having fun’’.
After presenting certificates and signing a multitude of items for the juniors he spent 10 minutes talking to the club’s senior players and then headed out to the main square where he ran an hour long training session.
Cooma Cricket Club president Russell Barrett said Lee’s visit provided great exposure for the club and had been a real treat, especially for its junior players.
‘‘Both the junior and senior players enjoyed the day, it was good fun all round,’’ Barrett said.
‘‘When he bowled to some of our senior guys he obviously wasn’t going full tilt but was still certainly quick enough to trouble them a fair bit.’’
A large contingent of parents and grandparents were on hand to witness the occasion, along with senior cricketers and officials who assisted in conducting the clinics.
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