Will Leadenham (Sport Development & Coaching, Year 1) is volunteering in the Belvoir Bees programme at Harlaxton. He is working alongside three other coaches and Darren Bicknall (Ex-England Lions) to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of cricket to youngsters from the local area aged 6 onwards, with the goal of getting more youngsters involved and setting up youth teams.

“At the moment I assist with the delivery of the session plans and will take up to half the group, running through drills which are designed to introduce the basic techniques required to play the game. This process starts at junior level using Kwik Cricket equipment before after a couple of years progressing on to the hard ball format. I’m looking to get more involved with the set up at Grantham as well this year as it is run on a separate night.”