Senior cricketers train with Perth Scorchers
Christ Church senior cricketers had an opportunity to train with the Perth Scorchers, WA’s Twenty20 Big Bash League side, when the team used the School’s facilities recently.
The Scorchers, who used the nets and lower oval at Queenslea Drive while the Australia-India third Test was in progress at the WACA, incorporated a clinic with the boys into their training session.
Christ Church co-ordinator of senior cricket and First XI coach, Lloyd Haskett, said a highlight for the boys was bowling to former test players Brad Hogg, Marcus North and Paul Collingwood (England), who were among the Scorchers line up,
“Head coach Lachie Stevens also offered advice to our players and there was plenty of friendly banter between the boys and players like Mitch Marsh, Brad Hogg and Nathan Coulter-Nile, who all represented PSA schools in cricket,” Mr Haskett said.
Lachie said he appreciated the School making the facilities available at short notice and was sure the boys would remember meeting the players for years to come. “It’s always great to meet players at the highest level when you are at high school. It is something you will always remember and certainly our guys will tell you they remember those meetings from when they were young,” he said.
To see footage of the Scorchers visit to Christ Church, click here.