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10 Jun

Westonbirt School – June 2014

Ex-England International Cricketer, Paul Jarvis visited Westonbirt Prep School to open their new all-weather cricket wicket that Bradleys Surfacing Systems installed.

Six-year-old Westonbirt Prep School batsman James Trevithick faced the toughest ball of his career from one of England’s best bowlers. After a bit of coaching from former England international Paul Jarvis, the Year 2 pupil hit a ball for a quick single.

It has already had a positive impact. In their first home match, Westonbirt beat Grittleton by 30 runs. The team of U8 and U9 boys hit 254 runs, losing only two wickets in comparison to Grittleton’s total of 224 runs for five wickets down.

On visiting the new pitch, Jarvis commented,

“Learning on an all-weather pitch is so beneficial to young players because it produces an even bounce which helps them develop their batting skills. The pitch will make a massive difference to Westonbirt which, due to pitch conditions, didn’t host a home match last year”.

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