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Tweds delivers workshop in Dorset

SCCC Assistant and Fielding Coach, Paul Tweddle spent some time in Dorset recently to deliver a specialist fielding workshop for more than 20 coaches.

Following the event, he gave us some more information about what occurred during the session.

“I travelled to Dorchester to work with around 25 of Dorset’s coaches and a few of Dorset’s Pathway players,” he said. “We covered everything from pre-delivery movements to throwing and catching and we also did some diving work. Essentially it was a whistle-stop tour through fielding and what my philosophies are around that.

“Events like this are vital because it extends our reach out beyond the county boundary. It’s great to be able to work with more coaches from across the region to offer some added value to any of the skill disciplines, whether that be batting, bowling or fielding. It was a great experience and one that I will be looking to repeat.”

SCCC Head of Talent Pathway, Steve Snell said: “It’s great to see so many coaches investing in their own development. Paul’s sessions are extremely engaging and the level of depth that he goes in to is always well researched and informative. One of the reasons why he was invited to work with England Lions this winter is due to the outstanding content in his training sessions.

“The feedback from the session has been really positive and the fact that so many coaches attended highlights the strength of interest in cricket in Dorset.

“We want to be supporting our neighbouring counties by sharing best practice and helping coaches to develop their expertise across all facets of the game. We’re also taking a lot from the various sessions that we’ve been running in terms of fresh ideas and outlooks from our National Counties partners. These events are mutually beneficial when it comes to sharing information and good practice, and I think that’s particularly exciting for everyone involved in these initiatives.

Richard Scott, Head of Performance at Dorset Cricket Board said: “More than 20 members of the Dorset Coaches Association were given a first class insight into modern day fielding techniques and methods by Paul Tweddle. They were enlightened in anticipation and set positions when working in a run saving position, throwing techniques for long and short distance and different approaches to diving when catching the ball and saving runs.

“The evening was brought to a close with a Q&A which gave the audience further opportunity to explore best practice in catching and all-round fielding activity. Dorset Cricket continues to benefit from our strong partnership with Somerset CCC, for which we are most grateful.”

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