Howzat? Cricket Launches at Nobel International School Algarve

in Algarve · 04-10-2018 10:29:00 · 0 Comments
Howzat? Cricket Launches at Nobel International School Algarve

To mark the launch of a new school cricket club at Nobel International School Algarve this term, pupils from the age of 7 to 14 all had the chance to bowl, bat and try out their hand-eye coordination under the expert eyes of Warwickshire County Cricket Club´s Development Coach Andy Turnbull and fellow cricket coach Rory Turnbull.

Andy, Development Coach for Warwickshire CCC, led the coaching. His own interest in coaching started when he was at university, volunteering with Tanworth and Camp Hill CC, aiming to restore the club´s junior section. After his success, with brother Rory, in building up the junior club to just under 100 young players under 13, he was offered a contract by Warwickshire CCC in 2016 to promote all cricket activity across Birmingham in schools and clubs, and to work with Warwickshire´s Young Players´ Academy. Andy has also coached cricket in Cape Town and jumped at the chance to visit the Algarve to coach more juniors.
He said: “We were thrilled to have the opportunity to spend two days introducing cricket at Nobel Algarve. Considering only a handful of the boys and girls had ever played before, we were genuinely impressed with their willingness to try something new and to listen and work with us so attentively. They had a lot of natural ability, which is a great start.”

Head of School Mike Farrer said: “Following the successful launch of rugby last year with our senior pupils, and some exciting fixtures at Loulé RFC, we are delighted to be now able to offer a second international school sport, cricket, to our younger pupils.”
The masterclass sessions culminated with a fun parent-pupil fixture on the Saturday morning and the club, now running for Primary children twice a week, hopes to attract new followers and help towards developing a taste for cricket with young people in the Algarve. If you would like more information or would like to get involved, contact


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