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Four young club cricketers enjoyed a ‘money can’t buy’ experience after winning the chance of a net session with England World Cup winning Captain, Paul Collingwood, thanks to sports compression wear company, Skins
Competition winners Ash Fisher (21) from Peterborough and Jack Thomas (20) from Catford, were joined byWill Compton (18) from Thorney, Cambridgeshire and Mike Field (24) from Hayes, Kent for a day at Durham C.C.C. which was highlighted by an hour-long net and coaching session.
The quartet were successful in a competition that completed a four-part series of articles conducted by Skins’ ambassador, Collingwood in the cricket magazine All Out Cricket. The series, targeted at the start of the new club season, focused on tips for general cricket fitness as well as specific approaches for both bowling and batting. The competition prize included a tour of Durham’s ground before the net session and a workout with a full warm up and batting and bowling analysis.
Ash Fisher, who, along with Will, plays for Newborough C.C.said: "The whole day at Durham was brilliant. Colly was just a great bloke to be with and to face him in the nets was a tremendous feeling. I can't believe how much he moves the ball! You couldn't buy the experience we all had so thanks to Skins and to Colly for making it happen."
Collingwood, who wears Skins’ compression wear while training and playing, has played in 68 Tests for England and became the first - and so far only - England captain to win a global tournament when he skippered England to victory over Australia in the World Twenty20 in 2010. He said:
“It was a great day and I thoroughly enjoyed the lads' company. All of the guys are clearly decent players and it's always nice to meet keen cricketers so the session was really enjoyable. Hopefully they have been able to learn something useful from me and having seen them in action I'll be watching out for their names on the opposition team sheet at future matches for Durham some day! Good luck to them all for the rest of the season - and beyond."