Myerscough College cricket students have been treated to a coaching lesson by Lancashire cricketer, Steven Croft.
The Red Rose all-rounder popped into see students on the Level 3 BTEC programme at the college’s Preston campus, overseeing a training session focusing on batting, offering advice and an insight into what it takes to make it in the professional game.
Steven is among a number of former Myerscough College students who have gone on to a highly successful professional career, and after completing his studies, made his first class debut for Lancashire in 2005. Since then he has made well over 500 appearances for the county in first class, List A and T20 matches, amassing well in excess of 16,000 career runs, including 16 centuries. He has also captained both the four-day and one-day sides.
Myerscough is pleased to be able to offer such extra opportunities to students, helping to provide a great platform for learners not only to improve their game, but obtaining a qualification that sets them up for wide ranging career opportunities within the sports industry.
Myerscough’s relationship with Lancashire County Cricket Club is a strong one, with fellow Lancashire first team player, Richard Gleeson, also recently treating students to a coaching session at the College’s Preston campus. Meanwhile Myerscough also have a centre based at Emirates Old Trafford, where the College also host courses in Cricket Studies.
by Dave Salmon