County star Jared comes to coach
WITH the season now only a few weeks away, subject to guidelines, Carsons and Mangotsfield Cricket Club are preparing for the start of the new season with optimism.
They have appointed a club coach for the first time, Jared Warner.
Jared has signed to play for Gloucestershire this season, having moved south from Yorkshire. He came up through the Yorkshire youth ranks and toured Australia with England U19’s.
One of his reasons for making the move was to work with Richard Dawson, Gloucestershire and England Lions coach.
Jared is a current level 2 coach, working towards his level 3, and the club are hoping that his experiences of playing and training with top level coaches and players will give the club a different perspective. Last summer Jared set up Cutting Edge Cricket with his Yorkshire county colleague, Matthew Waite.
The appointment is on a trial basis for April, although the club will review during the month and then decide on the rest of the season. The sessions are on a Tuesday evening at Pomphrey Hill.
In addition to the coaching sessions the club are also organising preseason fitness sessions. These will start at the beginning of April.
During the season Carsons and Mangotsfield are also celebrating 100 years of “Carsons Cricket Club” and have arranged some additional matches. The first is on the May 31, when they play Somerset Over 60s, then on July 11 the visitors are the MCC.
The club are also participating in the All Stars/ Dynamos Cricket programme, which is aimed at children aged from five to nine years old. These sessions will start at the beginning of May. Within this they have a specific girl’s section, with the aim to encourage more girls to come forward and try playing cricket.
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