French women in training & match play weekend in Nantes

France Cricket Women

On 30th and 31st January, French women cricketers were invited to participate in the first weekend "Technical & practice" in Nantes: a new formula to Cricket France for the indoor winter to allow existing players to meet new players.

A day of technical workshops was followed by a day of putting the new skills into practice with a tournament between the different teams. It is the same formula at T20 International use for the majority of our overseas coaching courses.

Players from Nantes, Saumur and Ile de France were present and worked on their fielding through focused workshops: catches, mobility and responsiveness in the field.

All of the players were able, in parallel, to enjoy intensive batting training thanks to the provision of a bowling machine by Nantes Cricket Club.

To finish the first day, the participants were divided into two teams for a friendly match, mixing the levels of the players. It was evident that the technical workshops had already paid dividends, and debutantes such as the young Sophie, who came to Nantes Cricket Club at the end of 2015, played with confidence and success both on the field, bowling or with the bat.

On Sunday, three teams clashed throughout the day with some very intense matches.