Blues stars pass on their wisdom

SPEEDBLITZ Blues squad members Adam Zampa and Scott Henry visited Minnamurra Public School last Thursday as part of the Cricket NSW Toyota Country Blitz.

The program features squad members travelling throughout the state to promote cricket in regional areas.

The players hosted a question and answer session with students before having a hit with them on the school field.

Zampa, who played his junior cricket for Warilla, said the program played an important role in lifting junior playing numbers. "I know at Warilla they've struggled with numbers due to lack of interest," he said.

"It's always good to come and encourage the young kids and get a few of them playing at clubs and in Milo Cricket."

Year six student Dylan Pemberton said he enjoyed listening to the players share their experiences and give advice.

"It was really cool, I liked the tips they gave about watching the ball when you're batting," Dylan said.

Cricket NSW Illawarra and Southern Regional Development manager Paul Brockley said there was a definite need to get involved in regional areas.

"We'd always love to have more players and anything we can do to promote the game is a good thing," he said.

"It's great to be able to show the kids a local player like Adam for them to see that it's not out of the realm of possibility."

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