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.
One person has died following a fatal car accident at the intersection of Ford and Grahamvale Rds this morning.
UPDATE: NSW Police have confirmed the body of a Warrnambool woman, 61, who went missing in the Murray River yesterday has been found.
Mark Pacitti was in Tatura on Tuesday to talk about his book Dancing With The Black Dog, which addresses his personal issue with depression.
A Maryborough truck driver who stole a Royal Children's Hospital charity tin at an Echuca service station has received a wholly suspended jail sentence.
Victoria Police family violence adviser Sergeant Margaret Singe has plenty of tips to help victims of domestic violence keep themselves safe.
A woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash at Wyuna yesterday morning.
Canoe polo only made its debut on Lake Nagambie at the weekend - but it could be the venue for the sport's biggest event in 2018.
A man was due to appear in court today of numerous charges, including firing a firearm in a public place.
Police are investigating an accident at Burramboot on the Heathcote-Rochester Rd in which four people were killed last night.
Huge crowds turn out at Cobram for thrills and spills of novel motorsport.
Teenager Rowan Smith took his amateur record to 1-1 after a unanimous points decision on Saturday night.
The fruit industry is becoming weary of being told of huge opportunities in markets in Asia by Australian governments which cannot negotiate free trade agreements to get access.
The plight of Australian prisoners of war will be commemorated next week at a special screening of the powerful film The Railway Man.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.