By Stuart Dunn at the Shrewsbury Chronicle
Former professional cricketer Adam Shantry, Shrewsbury’s new head coach, will be running a number of school holiday cricket camps at Shrewsbury Cricket Club later this year.
Shantry, an ECB Level 3 coach, enjoyed a successful career in the first-class game with Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and Glamorgan.
He is now settled back home in Shrewsbury having taken up a coaching role at Shrewsbury School and he’s excited to have been asked to coach Birmingham League club Shrewsbury.
Now he is also looking forward to running three coaching courses for local cricketers at Shrewsbury’s London Road ground.
The first will take place between April 6-8 from 10am-4pm each day and is open to cricketers aged from under-11 up to under-15.
Two more cricket camps have also been arranged for the school summer holidays, again from 10am-4pm each day, between July 21-13 and then August 11-13.
The two summer holiday courses are for youngsters aged from under-eight up to under-14.
Ed Foster, Shrewsbury’s free-scoring opening batsman, said: “We’ve always had interest from our junior members and their parents for more cricket during the summer holidays and with Adam joining the club as head coach this season, it seemed like the perfect time to launch Shrewsbury Cricket Camps.
“Adam’s level of coaching expertise and his experience in the professional cricket game is pretty much unrivalled in Shropshire so this is a great opportunity for young cricketers to improve their game.
“While Adam is head coach at Shrewsbury and the sessions will take place at the club, the camps are open to young players of various ages and abilities, regardless of which, if any, club they play their junior cricket at.”
Shantry, whose younger brother Jack is now renowned as one of the star players at Worcestershire, will lead a structured coaching programme.
The cricket camps will focus on cricket specific skills – batting, bowling, fielding, fitness – and include competitions, small sided games and soft and hard ball nets.
They will be designed to be both challenging and enjoyable for budding cricketers of all abilities.
Progressive training will be tailored to individual needs, focused on skill development in a supportive environment and highly qualified and experienced coaches will give expert coaching to all youngsters.
Shrewsbury’s London Road ground also now offers a brand new multi-lane net facility and is one of the finest cricket grounds in the region.
For more information and to book a place, visit www.shrewsburycricketcamps.co.uk