4 May 2022
Two former professional cricketers helped deliver an inspiring coaching session to staff at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools.
Old Monmothian, Mr Steve James, the former England and Glamorgan opening batter, and Mr James Boiling, an ex-England A, Surrey and Durham off-spinner, offered important tips to the coaches at Monmouth School for Boys and Monmouth School for Girls.
Organised by Mr Boiling, the Master in Charge of Cricket Coaching at Monmouth School for Boys, the session focused on ground fielding, catching, batting, spin bowling, wicketkeeping, match tactics and team strategy.
Mr Callum Bassett-Jones, the Master in Charge of Cricket at Monmouth School for Boys, was also involved in delivering the event.
It is an exciting time for Monmouth School for Boys, which has been listed for a third successive year in The Cricketer Schools Guide that includes the top 100 senior schools for cricket in the UK.
This summer, 13 cricketers at Monmouth School for Boys have been selected for Wales – and another has been chosen for Gloucestershire.
In addition, 33 other schoolboy cricketers have been picked for regional sides, including Cricket Wales East and Herefordshire.
Eight cricketers at Monmouth School for Girls will be gaining representative honours this season.