WHITCHURCH Cricket Club has received a visit from a county cricket professional.

Dillon Pennington, Worcestershire CCC professional opening bowler, attended a junior programme at the club for a bowling masterclass, much to the excitement of all the juniors.

The lucky selected 12 seam bowlers also worked with head coach James Wojda, as well as Dillon.

The Worcestershire man spoke about finding their own rhythm into the crease, he corrected some grip positions and run-up but mainly gave tips and advice to individuals.

All the players wanted to see the 85mph paceman bowl, and this gave a big buzz and boost of confidence to all the young bowlers.

Speaking after the session club chairman Iain Marsh said: “He was amazed at what high talent we have at Whitchurch at a young age and said the future is very positive for us.

“From myself and Whitchurch Cricket Club we wish Dillon all the best for the rest of the season.”

Meanwhile, the club’s first team scorer, Holly Eccleston, was assistant scorer at the World Cup match between Bangladesh and India at Edgbaston last Tuesday.

Iain said he was delighted for Holly, 16, and her mum and dad Clair and Darren for all the hard work she has put in over the last few years.

“Whitchurch Cricket Club are very privileged to have their first team scorer now talked about so highly on the scoring circuit at such a young age.

“We would also like to congratulate wicketkeeper/batsman Eddie Lewis on his call-up for the Midlands trials.”