2019 is his fifth season coaching cricket after assisting with the U11s and U13s teams and umpiring last year.
Matthew Gibson: Played at Liversedge for over 10 years and played all his junior and senior cricket with us. With a degree in applied sport science, level 3 sports massage and a level 1 ECB cricket coach, he is a lover of sport and health.
James Lunn: James has represented Liversedge CC for over 10 years throughout all the age groups at the club. He has an ECB Level 1 coaching qualification and a Level 2 award in Multi Skills coaching. James is currently studying Sports Coaching at Northumbria alongside coaching for the University Sports foundation. With previous experience coaching at Liversedge and Pro Coach James is passionate about cricket and development.
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.