CRICKET: Belvoir Trust offers junior coaching at five venues in Grantham area

Belvoir Cricket and Countryside Trust assistant director Neil Atkins coaching at Harlaxton.
Belvoir Cricket and Countryside Trust assistant director Neil Atkins coaching at Harlaxton.
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A new season of junior Kwik Cricket coaching is being offered at five venues in the Grantham area.

The Belvoir Bees sessions, led by qualified coaches, are run by the Belvoir Cricket and Countryside Trust to introduce youngsters to the game.

The programme is aimed at boys and girls aged six to 11 and offers 90 minutes of out of school sport each week.

Darren Bicknell, the former Notts, Surrey and England A player who heads up the charity, said: “All the evidence suggests it’s vital that we engage with children from a young age to get them up and active, and we’ve had great success doing just that through the Bees programme.

“We put the emphasis firmly on fun and teamwork as we develop the basic skills of the game and this season we’re excited to have a new venue where we will be working hand-in-hand with Barrowby Cricket Club to help it build and sustain a junior section.”

Belvoir Bees are being held at Harlaxton Sports and Social Club on Mondays, Huntingtower Community Primary Academy in Grantham on Tuesdays, Hose Village Hall on Wednesdays, Barrowby Sports Pavilion on Thursdays and Belvoir Cricket Club, Knipton, on Fridays.

All sessions start at 6pm, the first one is free as a taster and thereafter there are weekly session and season pass options. Knipton Bees also includes a separate session for four- and five-year-olds.

Children are registered on the day so there is no need to book a place in advance, just turn up in any sports kit and trainers.

For more information please visit www.bcctrust.org.uk