International cricketer coming to Botswana

SHARE   |   Monday, 09 October 2017   |   By Staff Writer
Damodor Damodor

Botswana Cricket Association (BCA) will next week host the former England women international player Lydia Greenway who will run a training camp for local girls and women cricket teams. The two-day engagement camp will be held from 13-14 October 2017 at the BCA Oval. The aim of the former England international is to equip local players with improved skill levels and match awareness in a challenging environment. Greenway, who runs a programme called Cricket for Girls I England, will be in Botswana on her personal capacity courtesy of Bryan Lemar who introduced her to BCA. Through Cricket for Girls, Greenway delivers a range of cricket courses for girls. In the Cricket for Girls website former England captain was quoted as praising Greenway for the work she is doing. “What I love about Cricket for Girls is it is making cricket more accessible for females. Lydia has a vast amount of coaching experience which enables her to deliver quality skill specific sessions that caters for all ages and abilities,” she said. Some of the areas that the camp will focus on include technical development rotations in bowling and batting. The ladies will also have the chance to learn skills rotations boundary hitting against spin as well as against pace and target. BCA secretary – Fixtures & Publicity – Sumod Damodar said the camp will come handy for the local girls to help them improve their strength of play. Damodar said the main aim of Greenway’s visit is to engage with young cricketers and impart both technical and general life skills relevant to cricket and overall development. “The proposed experience will be exciting and highly rewarding as Greenway comes with a wealth of experience,” said Damodar.