Shenfield High School

Shenfield Cricket Academy welcomed current Essex pro Cricketers Matthew Salisbury, Reece Topley and Jamie Porter for a very special training session. The Academy players were boosted by the arrival of three young pro cricketers who all staked their claim through hard work and dedication. The boys talked through their daily routines and off-season schedule and gave relevance to the current Academy programme, in which technical work is the focus.

Each Pro led a different session with Reece and Jamie focussing on bowling technique and Matt a batting masterclass on playing spin. The boys and girls were hugely thankful for the visit and quickly asked for their return, which looks to be scheduled for after christmas. After the session finished the Academy were put through their paces once again by Essex CCC lead strength and conditioning coach Connor Browne. Hard work certainly pays off and this is now becoming an enjoyable part of Academy life..