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Gloucestershire's Richard Dawson, Tim Hancock, Chris Taylor and Mark Thorburn to deliver Coach development workshops in Wiltshire

As part of our newly formed talent pathway partnership with Gloucestershire Cricket, Wiltshire Cricket is delighted to announce that it will be holding four coach development workshops in the first part of 2019 whereby qualified coaches in Wiltshire will be able to pick up tips from some of the best in the business. These workshops are open to any qualified coach in the county and  places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Fielding Masterclass with Chris Taylor

Date – Monday 4th February 2019

Time – 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Venue – Dauntsey’s School

Cost - £10 per participant

Chris Taylor is regarded as one of worlds finest fielding consultant.  Chris had a superb playing career with Gloucestershire where as well as being a highly rated middle order batter he was rated at the finest fielder in the game.  In 2008, while still playing for GCCC, he was appointed the club fielding coach.  During this time he also spent time working with the England Lions and having finished as a player moved into coaching, formerly with Somerset and latterly in 2014 as the England fielding coach, a role which he held for 3 years.  Chris is now working with the current champions Surrey CCC taking responsibility for fielding throughout their player pathway. Chris will offer a unique insight into fielding and the role it plays in building successful teams and will demonstrate up to date drills, techniques and offer tips to enhance your coaching sessions.

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Spin Bowling Masterclass with Richard Dawson

Date – Monday 18th February 2019

Time – 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Venue – Dauntsey’s School

Cost - £10 per participant

Current Gloucestershire CCC Head Coach Richard Dawson will be running a unique insight into the spin bowling and the challenges of coaching this skill.  As an ex England off spinner Richard will offer a unique insight into coaching young spinners.  Richard’s philosophy is simply “get the basics right and look to spin it”.  The workshop will demonstrate drills and practice to help young bowlers perfect the art of spin bowling.  A must for coaches looking to coach both finger and wrist spin.

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Fast Bowling Masterclass with Mark Thorburn

Date – Monday 11th March 2019

Time – 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Venue – Dauntsey’s School

Cost - £10 per participant

Mark is currently Head of Fast Bowling at Gloucestershire CCC and oversees the running of the fast bowling programme throughout the performance pathway and has gained a reputation as a first-class coach.  Mark will be communicating his observations on some of the common issues in young fast bowlers and will offer insight into how coaches can help young fast bowlers work on some of the key basics found in all the great fast bowlers.

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Batting Masterclass with Tim Hancock

Date – Monday 25th March 2019

Time – 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Venue – Dauntsey’s School

Cost - £10 per participant

Gloucestershire’s Head of Talent Pathway will be running a batting workshop for coaches with the aim of exploring how coaches can use performance goals to help players notice and work on good batting basics.  Tim will introduce some fundamentals which he believes is the key to underpinning good batsmanship and explore with coaches some innovative methods of passing these on to young players.

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