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Cornwall link with Somerset County Cricket Club
Following recent discussions between the two Counties we have the pleasure of announcing that over the next year, and for many years to come, Somerset and Cornwall will commit to a mutually beneficial programme of cricket development.
Cornwall Cricket Development Manager Joe Skinner and Somerset CCC's Head of Talent Development and Assistant Coach Jason Kerr in front of the new Pavilion at the County Ground, Taunton last week.
The relationship will center around two facets, developing the community and supporting the elite pathway.
Initially Somerset will be invited into Cornwall to share their player pathway, what they do and how they go about doing it. This presentation will be to key Associations and coaches working on Cornwall Cricket Board, Cornwall Schools' Cricket Association programmes. After this Somerset County Cricket Club coaches have then agreed to deliver a run of coach development workshops, which are targeted at the coach but will involve players from the pathway.
The relationship will also allow for our coaches and players to travel to Somerset and see programmes live, get the feel for a First Class county working which can be brought back into Cornwall.
This programme will evolve as time goes on. Both Cornwall and Somerset are keen on building the relationship over the years, offering a support to our community coaches which in turn will grow the pyramid of players in clubs. The more players in the system getting quality coaching the more players there are available for First Class cricket. Both parties want what is best for our players and we have now created a link which will give our young talent an opportunity to play First Class cricket locally.