About 50 kids from 5 to 18 years old attended the coaching clinic held at Rathkeale College this morning.

The clinic was run by the Bracewell Cricket Academy. Coaches from the Napier based academy joined with local coaches to provide a morning of fun, enjoyment and serious learning for the eager young cricketers.

Competitions were held that tested fast bowling, longest hit, and best throwers among the many activities.

The highlight was the Speed Ball radar. Promising Wairarapa College fast bowler, Stefan Hook just pipped Ben Foster in recording the fastest delivery of the morning at 118 km/hour.

Players receiving instructions at the start

Players receiving instructions at the start

“The Bro” Brendon Bracewell firing “his gun” – the speed ball radar

“The Bro” Brendon Bracewell firing “his gun” – the speed ball radar

Ben Foster charges in to get his best delivery measured for pace.

Ben Foster charges in to get his best delivery measured for pace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stefan Hook in full flight

Stefan Hook in full flight

Full attention from this group gathered around Brendon Bracewell.

Full attention from this group gathered around Brendon Bracewell.