Pupils’ training delivery

back, left to right) Tom Wells (Leicestershire County Cricket Club), Melissa Harriott, Anthony Carr, Macauley Mason, Tom Doherty, Sarah Taylor (England Women's Cricket Team)' '(front row, left to right) Lucy-Rae McCarthy, Joshua Kirkup, Peter Orr.
back, left to right) Tom Wells (Leicestershire County Cricket Club), Melissa Harriott, Anthony Carr, Macauley Mason, Tom Doherty, Sarah Taylor (England Women's Cricket Team)' '(front row, left to right) Lucy-Rae McCarthy, Joshua Kirkup, Peter Orr.

AMBLE school pupils honed their cricket skills in a series of special training sessions, culminating in a trip to Lord’s.

The Northumberland Cricket Board (NCB) Limited supported, for the first time, the delivery of The Prince’s Trust xl cricket programme to James Calvert Spence College (JCSC), working in partnership with Coquet Youth Team.

Cricket sessions were delivered for the school at Alnmouth and Warkworth cricket clubs to help engage the youngsters and to develop vital skills such as confidence, teamwork, communication, leadership and motivation.

The culmination of these sessions meant a trip to Lord’s Cricket Ground for a national tournament last month, played between all xl clubs involved with the programme.

Angela Manktelow, from the Coquet Youth Team, and xl club adviser Lisa Waugh took the JCSC team to The Home of Cricket for the event.

The JCSC team was made up of Melissa Harriott, Anthony Carr, Macauley Mason, Tom Doherty, Lucy-Rae McCarthy, Joshua Kirkup and Peter Orr.