A fantastic turnout of young cricketers attended a free training session at Padiham Cricket Club on Friday 19th May, hosted by local estate agent Pendle Hill Properties.
The session came on the back of Pendle Hill Properties’ big cricket bat giveaway in December, which saw Year 3 children from local Padiham primary schools receive a special cricket bat, a soft cricket ball, a selection box and the free training session invite.
Children attending the free session, which ran from 4pm-5:30pm, got the chance to learn the basics of bowling, batting and fielding, before ending with an entertaining game of kwik cricket.
Players from Padiham Cricket Club and members of the cricket mad Pendle Hill Properties team ran the session, with great ties between the two including Pendle Hill Properties lettings director Toby Burrows, who is also first team captain at Padiham CC.
The cricket bat giveaway and free training session are part of Pendle Hill Properties’ wider community-led activities, which sees them support and support grassroots sport across Lancashire including being stand sponsors at Padiham Football Club.
Thomas Turner, sales director at Pendle Hill Properties, commented: “We are so happy to be able to give back to our local communities, by sponsoring activities like the cricket bat giveaway at Padiham CC.
“What better way to give back than to be helping out in grassroots sports, not just at Padiham CC but all over the county. It’s an amazing thing to do, it’s great to give our time and we are just so happy to be down here, seeing the smiles on the children’s faces, using our cricket bats, enjoying themselves and hopefully we will see them all coming through, enjoying sports at Padiham CC for a long time to come.”
Lettings director at Pendle Hill Properties and first team captain at Padiham CC, Toby Burrows, said: “It was great to welcome local children down to Padiham Cricket Club on the back of the bat giveaway that we did in December.
“At Pendle Hill Properties we are always looking to be part of the community and especially at the local cricket clubs because we’re all cricket mad in the office. It is really important for club’s like Padiham CC to have a regular feed of youngsters coming through that ultimately one day will aim to be in the first teams at open age.
“It was great to have so many kids down from the local schools, they’ve done three different sessions – one fielding, one batting and one bowling, ending with a big game of kwik cricket.”
Joe Halstead, sales negotiator at Pendle Hill Properties, said: “It’s great to be down here at Padiham Cricket Club on a Friday night helping the youngsters get into cricket, and hopefully a few of them come down and start playing at Padiham.”
Zander Van Tonder, cricket overseas amateur at Padiham CC, added: “It’s been really good to be out here today, seeing the young ones trying to progress and take their cricket to a good level, and hopefully they enjoyed the day as much as we did.”
Pendle Hill Properties is a family-run estate and lettings agency based in Read, providing a specialist residential property sales and rentals service across the Ribble Valley, Burnley and Pendle areas.
For more information on Pendle Hill Properties, see here: www.pendlehillproperties.co.uk