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Another great week at Willoughby CC to end 2016 Summer Smash in Warwickshire.

Week 2 of Twenty20 Community Cricket’ Summer Smash Cricket Camps at Willoughby Cricket Club in Warwickshire was a great success to bring the curtain down on our programme of courses in the Midlands for 2016.

The five days of our second week at the pretty village club based near Rugby on the Warwickshire/Northants border were again a resounding success with some cricket played and some useful cricketing local talent on show.

Coaches Wayne, George and Mo put local youngsters from Rugby, Daventry and further afield through their paces with a series of skills sessions together with Twenty20 style matches in the afternoon between the locally named Willoughby Willows and Rugby Highwaymen.

Day 1 on Monday was a focus on batting and a variety of skills and shots adapted to the T20 game, which were put to the test in a good first Twenty20 game which ended an energetic first day.

Tuesday saw attention switch to bowling in a T20 game with a look at how to bowl at various points in a T20 innings with the afternoon’s game another close encounter.

Wednesday saw a focus on fielding with a series of fielding drills and skills before another good T20 game in the afternoon. Thursday was another hot day which saw the morning cover a recap of the first three days with another close T20 after lunch.

And before we know it Friday and end of the week had arrived. Day 5 was T20 Game Day with a soft ball game with everyone involved and then the youngsters then split into their age appropriate groups for their afternoon games to round off a very productive and entertaining second week.

Overall, once again the courses at Willoughby CC have again been a huge success with both camps seeing many days booked out in full or with very few places left.

It was certainly entertaining throughout, particularly with the daily T20 games. Our Willoughby CC Camp has had the local franchise team names of Willoughby Willows and Rugby Highwaymen, however as has becoming a tradition the creative side of the boys and girls came out each day with some great unofficial team names. For example, we had the Birthday Jimmys (in recognition of James’ 13th birthday on Thursday), Paddington’s Bears (thanks to Patrick), Ruby’s Angels (from Ruby), The Golden Ducks, Adam’s Arrows and The Saracens.

A huge thank to every boy and girl who attended this last week (and our first week) of Twenty20 Summer Smash Cricket Camps at Willoughby. We hoped you enjoyed your time with us as much as coaches Wayne, George, Kieran and Mo did, and came away with some great tips on improving your cricket.

Huge thanks also go to coaches Wayne, George, Kieran and Mo for all their efforts in making Twenty20 Community Cricket’s 2016 Summer Smash Cricket Camps at Willoughby CC the success it was.

And also thank you to Willoughby Cricket Club for once again their kind hosting of our Camps this summer.

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