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9 Mar

Yorkshire Cricket College students enjoy tour

In February this year, the Yorkshire Cricket College second year students enjoyed a fantastic trip to Cape Town South Africa over 11 days, supported by coaches from Pro Coach and Yorkshire CCC Academy.

This enjoyable yet hard working trip saw the students take part in five fixtures against local opponents, along squad training sessions. These fixtures and sessions were located at some of the top cricket facilities and schools in Cape Town.

The Yorkshire Cricket College based at Emerald Headingley stadium, offers a Level three BTEC extended diploma in sport, whilst being able to represent the college in fixtures against other colleges and teams around the country.

The college came up against some tough opposition throughout the trip in their five fixtures against Pinelands High School, Curro Durbanville, Bishops College, Paarl Boys High and Parel Vallei High School.

There were some stand out individual performances such as, Tom Lindsay who scored 102* from 93 balls in the first game against Pinelands High School. In the game against Bishops college, James Snowdon scored a respectable 41 of 37 balls and Max Law scored a 50* of 27 balls.

With the ball, tour captain Tom Brown took a 4fer against Paarl Boys high and Max Law also had a four-wicket haul against Pinelands High school. These two were tied top wicket takers on tour taking six wickets each.

Outside the cricket on the trip, the students were able to take in the sights of Cape Town and take part in some memorable experiences, including a trip to Table Mountain, visiting the Robben Island Prison where Nelson Mandela was held. They also visited Camps Bay, Newlands cricket ground to watch the Cape Cobras in a day/night game as well as regular evening shopping and dining out experiences.

The students then finished off the tour with a trip to Aquilla resort where they could enjoy time to relax on the resort by the pool and then take part in an evening safari, before the travel back to the UK the morning after.

All the staff and students thoroughly enjoyed the trip, as it was a great opportunity for some warm weather training preseason, and to enjoy the amazing city of Cape Town.

This trip is set to be an annual tour for second year students who attend the college.

If you would like further information on Yorkshire Cricket College and how you can get involved please visit
www.wearescl.co.uk/yorkshire-cricket.

Alternatively, you can contact Education Manager Nick Robinson on nick.robinson@yorkshirecricketfoundation.com 0113 203 3632

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