James Lunn: James has been coaching at Liversedge cricket club since he was fourteen years old and is now a valuable player for our first team. He is currently a level 2 coach, employed at Pro Coach Yorkshire, is Heavy Woollen under 17’s head coach and has now gained a role with West Yorkshire as the under 10’s heads coach. James is also available for private 1:1 coaching upon request.
Will Atkin: currently captain of the 1st team, Will has been involved with Liversedge Cricket Club since he was a boy. He is a passionate supporter of junior cricket, and our youngsters are very lucky to get coaching from such a highly experienced player of the game.
2019 is his sixth season coaching cricket after assisting with the U11s, U13s and U15s teams as well as umpiring.
Coaching and matches
U15 coaching is the final preparation for players before moving into adult teams. It’s not unusual to see U15 players showing particular skill to play as part of the Liversedge 2nd XI. Coaching becomes more specialised, with players concentrating on their chosen specialist areas – spin or fast bowling, batting, wicket keeping, as well as general fielding techniques.
Matches are held on Monday evenings, usually starting at 6pm, and we expect a high level of professionalism from players at U15 level. It’s very likely by this age that players are thinking about progressing to further levels in cricket – either as part of adult teams, or moving up to league and district level if they have the level of skill required. We’re enthusiastic about encouraging any player who wants to increase their skills with bat and ball, and will provide advice and support for this.