PICTURE SPECIAL: Lashings of cricket fun as Monty and Co. work with kids at Dalton

6 September 2017 12:23PM

THERE were no obvious signs of ginger beer, bust Lashings of fun were on offer as top cricketers turned out at Dalton CC.

The Lashing World XI were in town to take on the hosts club in a special match – and stars such as England spinner Monty Panesar and New Zealand internationals George Worker and Seth Rance also took the time to help out with a special junior session.

A group of 20 children, aged between 10 and 14, spent two hours on the field at Ulverston Road brushing up on their technique and taking part in a game.

First under the guidance of Dalton professional Madawa Warnapura and his team-mates, then with the help of Panesar, Rance, Worker, Lashings coach David Smith and others, they had a whale of a time enjoying the end of their summer holidays.

Dalton's Jordan Woodend felt the day had been a big success, and said: “There were a few members of the club and some from other clubs around the area.

“The first hour, Madawa and a few of the Dalton players worked with them on basic cricket skills and fun things.

“For the second hour, some of the Lashings players came and took it and there were some mini cricket games and such.

“The kids all loved it. They all got to work with the different coaches and the professional players, and it got way to start the day.

“It was good for them to work with some players who they knew.”

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