Fun filled sporting chance for 'special' youngsters

Tue, Nov 2, 2010 10:00 AM

The Cyprus Cricket National Team Head Coach Terry Holt and the National Team Manager Phil Bell visited the New Hope Special Needs School in Nicosia to demonstrate the game of cricket to the staff and pupils of the school kast month.

Surprisingly, one of the pupils (William) knew of cricket and the basics of it, however, he was the only one in the school that could claim that.

Terry, after organising the pupils in the play ground, started with a session of warm ups. The pupils commenced with picking up tennis balls and running and replacing them on cones, then stopping a rolling ball and finally some catching skills along with some throwing actions.

A rain break took the participants indoor and allowed the opportunity to learn how to hold a bat and play basic strokes.

Now, it was time to learn how to bowl over arm at the stumps, not an easy skill to teach but ultimately successful.

So, after learning the basics of fielding, batting, and bowling, it was time to have fun and show off the learned skills through a game of continuous cricket.

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